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Deputy Sheriff John Mullen Sack | Peoria County Sheriff's Department, Illinois Peoria County Sheriff's Department, Illinois

Deputy Sheriff

John Mullen Sack

Peoria County Sheriff's Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Thursday, October 1, 1987

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 45

Tour: 20 years

Badge # 134

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Shot and killed

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Deputy John Sack was shot and killed while serving a warrant on a man for a code violation for not cutting his grass.

Deputy Sack told the man to get his ATM card so that he could post bail. As Deputy Sack exited the residence to wait for the man he was shot in the back. The suspect was shot and killed in the ensuing standoff.

Deputy Sack had served with the Peoria County Sheriff's Department for 20 years. He was survived by his wife, son and two daughters.

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 26th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged 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.

I pray for solace for all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater
April 26, 2013

 

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