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Deputy Sheriff Waylon W. Sewell | Shelby County Sheriff's Office, Alabama Shelby County Sheriff's Office, Alabama

Deputy Sheriff

Waylon W. Sewell

Shelby County Sheriff's Office, Alabama

End of Watch: Sunday, October 31, 1965

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 55

Tour: 5 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; .22 caliber

Offender: Shot and killed

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Deputy Sewell was shot and killed as he and another deputy attempted to take a mentally ill man into custody on Double Oak Mountain Road near Birmingham . The man, who had been robbing motorist, was shot and killed by the other deputy.

He had served with the agency for 5 years and was survived by his wife and two children.

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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 49th 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 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 Lasater Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater
February 8, 2014

 

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