Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

City Marshal Edward J. Masterson

Dodge City Police Department, Kansas

End of Watch Tuesday, April 9, 1878

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Reflections for City Marshal Edward J. Masterson

Thank you for your service and please know that no passage of time can ever erase your sacrifice.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

April 9, 2021

Rest in Peace!

Ptl. Bryan Waltz (Ret)
Avon Lake PD OH

May 10, 2020

Always Remembered

Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

April 9, 2020

141 years & your sacrifice will always be honored!

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

April 9, 2019

140 Years & My Brother is never forgotten!

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

April 9, 2018

If my history and memory are correct, Ed Masterson is the brother to the famous Bat Masterson who is the brother mentioned in this article. Ed and Bat both came to work in Dodge City when they were called upon by their other famous Wild West friend Wyatt Earp. Wyatt, Ed, and Bat worked together even before becoming members of law enforcement. Rest in Peace sir, it's been so many years but your legend lives on forever.

Officer/ Firearms Instructor Jason Quan
Brisbane Police Department

July 26, 2016

138 Years & Always Remembered

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

April 9, 2016

138 years and still being remembered. Many thanks for your service to our country. RIP

John Haseltine - Civilian

April 9, 2016

137 Years & Always Remembered

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

April 9, 2015

IN HONORE CASORUM
the promise... Always honored, never forgotten.

Sgt. T. J. Jones
Greater Cleveland Transit Police Department, Ohio

April 9, 2015

Rest in Peace, Marshal Masterson. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

February 4, 2014

It would be a fitting tribute to dedicate and name the Dodge City Police Headquarters building in honor of Marshal Edward J. Masterson, the first Dodge City officer to die in the line of duty.

Lieutenant Kenneth E. Seguin
Dallas, TX, Police Department

September 5, 2013

135 Years & you are still remembered & always will be!

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

April 9, 2013

134 years but still remembered today & everyday! RIP my Brother!

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

April 9, 2012

A Hero is honored today, RIP Sir

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

April 9, 2012

Marshal Masterson,
On today, the 134th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Dodge City.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
U.S. Border Patrol

April 9, 2012

Thank you for your service Sir, you were A true American Hero, Marshal Masterson. You servred brave during Lawless times as stated. I feel close and like I knew you even though it's been over a 130 years. My Great Grandmother who died back in 1996 at age 101 years, traveled her entire life and claims to have meet ex- marshal Wyatt Earp in the early 1900's who talked highly about you and your brothers. I heard all kinds of stories growing up. May you RIP and I hope to meet you one day Sir.

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

March 21, 2012

You are remembered today Marshal Masterson. R.I.P.

Deputy Sheriff
Livingston County (Il) Sheriff's Ofc.

April 9, 2010

Another year has passed and you are still admired and respectfully remembered in the hearts and minds of so many. My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this anniversary of your EOW. You will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

April 9, 2010

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

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

February 24, 2010

Marshal Masterson, you will not be forgotten! R.I.P.

Deputy Sheriff
Livingston County (Il) Sheriff's Ofc.

January 19, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the one hundred and thirty first 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 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 Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

April 9, 2009

YOU ARE REMEMBERED TODAY AND THANK YOU SIR FOR YOUR SERVICE

VANDENBERGHE
MANCHESTER, NH

May 1, 2008

you are remembered today and thank you sir for your service

Pat Van Den Berghe
MANCHESTER, NH

April 9, 2008

May you always rest in peace and know that you will never be forgotten.

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

April 9, 2008

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