Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

City Marshal Lee Franklin Isbell

Richfield Police Department, Utah

End of Watch Friday, August 5, 1921

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Reflections for City Marshal Lee Franklin Isbell

Although I heard many stories of his murder as a boy I was amazed that the city of Richfield promptly forgot his service. No mention of it in the police files of fallen officers as it was not reported in later years. There now is a gold marker on his grave and his name is on the memorial wall for fallen offices. RIP Grandpa. You have our respect.

Mike Isbell

September 11, 2015

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 92nd anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged 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.

How very nice that your descendants have discovered this site so that they know your sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

January 31, 2013

This was my great grandfather.I never knew him.My grandmother Ireta and my great aunts frankie and villa talked about him often.They had very fond memories of him.

Star Graves
Great Granddaughter

May 28, 2012

This is my great grandfather. I didn't know him but I heard a lot of stories about him in my youth from my grandfather. I wish now that I had paid more attention. I do know the profound effect that his death had on my grandfather, his brothers and sisters, and his widow as their lives were changed forever with the loss of this great man. I am proud to be of his linage and he is one of the first that I would like to see after this life is over.

Kane Loader, City Manager
Great Grandson

May 1, 2012

Marshal Isbell,

While your tour of duty was well before my time, and I never knew you or your family, I can't help but notice that we must be related. Just wanted to let you know that as I browes this page, your service to this great country and the community that you served will never be forgotten! May you walk your beat in heaven knowing that we have it from here! I only hope that my 21 years of service behind the badge has brought honor to you and the other fallen members of our family that wore the badge. GOD SPEED BROTHER.

Asst. Chief Kevin Isbell
Florence, MS Police Department

July 17, 2010

Thank you,sir.

US Army

May 12, 2010

This is a loss that will never be forgotten. Hours will turn into days, days turn into weeks, weeks into months and months into years but, the difference that these officers have made will last forever.

We lost Our Deputy Morris Taylor on September 14, 2002. When he joined the other Angels in Blue.

God Bless Our Law Enforcement Officers and Those Who Love Them.

Jack & Tracy Van Dolah
Former LEO/U.S.M.C. & Wife in Sutherlin, Oregon

June 4, 2005

Marshal Isbell,
It has taken over 83 years, but you are finally being honored. I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Richfield.


June 2, 2005

5 years?! what a shame. Rest in peace Marshal Isbell.

Special Officer
Idaho State University

May 30, 2005

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