Detective Sam D. Morgan

Detective Sam D. Morgan

Little Rock Police Department, Arkansas

End of Watch Saturday, October 30, 1915

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Sam D. Morgan

Detective Sam Morgan was shot and killed in a shootout on West 12th Street while he and other officers attempted to arrest a subject.

The man was able to gain control of another officer's handgun and shot Detective Morgan. The subject was then killed in a hand-to-hand struggle with Detective Morgan.

Detective Morgan had served with the Little Rock Police Department for 15 years. He was survived by his wife.


  • Age 55
  • Tour 15 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Killed by Detective Morgan

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 99th anniversary year of your death. I am privileged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service.

My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater

January 29, 2014

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