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Marshal George O'Connor

Leadville Police Department, Colorado

End of Watch Thursday, April 25, 1878

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Reflections for Marshal George O'Connor

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

April 25, 2018

Marshall O'Conner, each spring as I rake and clean your grave site I wonder how such a tragic thing could have happened. You were our town Marshall for only three weeks and yet you left an impression that 136 years later you are not forgotten. I've always considered it a privilege to take care of you in your eternal rest.

Sheriff Rod Fenske
Lake County Sheriff's Office

December 11, 2014

Marshal O'Connor, it has been 135 years since your tragic death, and you are absolutely not forgotten and never will be. Your three weeks of service is vastly more than many do their entire lives, and all of us thank you so much. You lived as a hero and will forever be remembered as one.

Sergeant B. Wolgast
Florida Department of Corrections

April 25, 2013

Rest in Peace, Marshal O'Connor. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

January 26, 2012

Marshal O'Connor - Two Fridays ago, I stood in the State Assembly hall when they voted on a motion in regards to next month's Peace Officers Memorial week. Your name was one of the almost 250 read off. Thank you for your service to the people of Leadville and the State of Colorado. You are not forgotten. May God Grant you eternal rest and may His perpetual light shine upon you.

Chief K. Moreland (Ret. Sgt.)
Palmer Lake, CO PD (Ret. LAPD)

May 3, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today as we approach the 131rst anniversary of your death. 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 the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer. He was shot twice when ambushed on April 23rd when he was on a foot pursuit of two bank robbers, 127 years after you were killed.

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

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

April 25, 2009



April 25, 2004

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