Patrolman Ray M. Lazear

Patrolman Ray M. Lazear

Wheeling Police Department, West Virginia

End of Watch Monday, January 12, 1925

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Ray M. Lazear

Patrolman Lazear was shot and killed by a homeowner who mistook him for a robbery suspect. The man had been robbed at his home by two suspects and called police. When Patrolman Lazear responded to the scene he began to open the home's door but was shot by the homeowner.


  • Age 24
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .22 caliber
  • Offender Not available

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This officer was my grandfather who I never knew. He was killed way before my birth. His son, my father William Lazear was a small infant.


September 24, 2015

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