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Deputy Sheriff Herbert H. Slayton | Giles County Sheriff's Department, Tennessee Giles County Sheriff's Department, Tennessee

Deputy Sheriff

Herbert H. Slayton

Giles County Sheriff's Department, Tennessee

End of Watch: Tuesday, January 24, 1978

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 65

Tour: 25 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Deputy Herbert Slayton was shot and killed while checking on a vehicle. The suspect, who was an AWOL soldier from the US Army, had set up and ambush and shot Deputy Slayton with a handgun at close range.

The man was apprehended and sentenced to life.

Deputy Slayton had served with the agency for 25 years. He was survived by his wife, three children, and eight grandchildren.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 34th 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.

Time never dimishes respect, and your memory will always be honored and revered. I pray for the solace of all those who love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever, I hold your family in my heart's embrace today.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
January 25, 2012


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