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Special Deputy Sheriff Richard Emmett Shipp | Hunt County Sheriff's Office, Texas Hunt County Sheriff's Office, Texas

Special Deputy Sheriff

Richard Emmett Shipp

Hunt County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch: Sunday, October 6, 1912

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Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

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Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 10/6/1912

Weapon: Handgun

Suspect: Shot and killed

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Special Deputy Sheriff Richard Shipp and Assistant Chief John Southall, of the Greenville Police Department, were shot and killed while attempting to arrest an intoxicated man who was firing a pistol.

The suspect opened fire on the officers, striking Assistant Chief Southall in the forehead and the unarmed Deputy Shipp in the heart. Other officers on the scene returned fire and killed the suspect.

Deputy Shipp was survived by his wife and three children.

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Assistant Chief of Police John L. Southall
Greenville Police Department, Texas
End of Watch: Sunday, October 6, 1912
Cause: Gunfire

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 98th 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 murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Your sacrifice was made so many years ago. Evil was, is, and will be a part of life just as goodness such as yours will also be present.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater
October 16, 2010

 

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