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Inspector Luther Simeon McManamay

Virginia Department of Prohibition Enforcement, Virginia

End of Watch Thursday, April 24, 1924

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November 4, 2019

Thanks, for your service it was time to put your name along with your other fallen brothers. You had a job to do that wasn't very popular but you did your duty and it took your young life, leaving a wife and four kids. My Dad was the oldest at 6yrs. He told us of the gun battle and he was sad but proud of you and Sheriff Gum. I am glad we can honer you now.

John McManamay

November 26, 2011

Inspector McManamay, on this 85th anniversary of your brutal murder I wish to thank you for being a hero and working hard for the benefit of all Americans in your duties. Many people view the moonshiner as a hard working throwback to simpler times when in fact, many who produced that stuff produced poison that was capable of causing blindness, brain damage and death. With no regulations, they could manufacture their product with any material at hand. You gave your life in order to potentially save the lives of others. No doubt your job was even tougher at the state level than at the Federal as these were people you lived by most of, if not all your life. You have not been forgotten.

May you continue to Rest in Peace, Brother and God Bless you.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

April 24, 2009

Your heroism and service is honored today as we approach the 85th 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, 81 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 6, 2009

Prohibition is gone.......but not the memory of your sacrifice.

Region 4 Enforcement

April 24, 2007

Inspector McManamay, you are not forgotten

Billy Sergeant

September 19, 2005

Inspector McManamay, you are not forgotten

September 9, 2005

Inspector McManamay,
It has taken over 81 years but you are finally being honored. I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Virginia.


September 9, 2005



September 9, 2005

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