Patrolman Owen Lockamy

Patrolman Owen Lockamy

Fayetteville Police Department, North Carolina

End of Watch Saturday, March 2, 1907

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Owen Lockamy

Patrolman Lockamy and Chief J. A. Chason were shot and killed as they and a third officer attempted to arrest a man for illegally selling whiskey from his home in an alley off of Church Lane, near Cross Creek Cemetery. The suspect, who was in his yard, opened fire on the officers as they began to enter the home. All three officers were struck by the shots.

Patrolman Lockamy was killed instantly. Chief Chason succumbed to his wounds the following day.

The suspect was arrested in Dunn, North Carolina, the following day. He was sentenced to death and executed by hanging in the Cumberland County Jail on April 15, 1907.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Executed in 1907

alcohol violation, search warrant

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 102nd anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service to the native state of myself and my cherished son Larry Lasater who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

March 2, 2009

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