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Posseman John Savage West

United States Department of the Treasury - Office of Internal Revenue, U.S. Government

End of Watch Wednesday, February 10, 1915

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Rest in peace Posseman West.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

October 18, 2021

On today, the 103rd anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

February 10, 2018

John Savage West's daughter stated that John (1853-1915) and wife Parsetta were blessed with 7 children and lived in the Falling Water Community in Putnam County, Tennessee. John's grandfather built a grist mill in Falling Water upon arrival in Putnam County during the early 1800's. During the years 1870-1905, John worked in and later managed the grist mill built by his family. He acquired a job as a Federal Revenue Officer around 1907. John died in the line of duty February 10, 1915. The person who murdered John Savage West was never determined or brought to trial.

William C. Huddleston
Grandson of John Savage West

September 6, 2015

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 99th anniversary year 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 murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect, not even 99 years.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater

November 5, 2014

Posseman West,

Sir, it has taken almost 100 years but you are finally being honored. I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country.


United States Border Patrol

October 25, 2014

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