Captain Alex C. Lachman

Photo of Captain Alex C. Lachman
End of Watch: Fri, Jun 26th, 1931
Date of Incident: Fri, Jun 26th, 1931
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Intentional)
Service Time: Not Known
Age: 52


Captain Lachman was shot and killed by a suspect he had just arrested for auto theft. While Captain Lachman and another officer were transporting the suspect to jail, he pulled a gun and shot and killed Captain Lachman who was able to return fire before he died and shot the suspect several times.

Information obtained from the Officer Down Memorial Page.


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