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Assistant Chief of Police John L. Southall | Greenville Police Department, Texas Greenville Police Department, Texas

Assistant Chief of Police

John L. Southall

Greenville Police Department, Texas

End of Watch: Sunday, October 6, 1912

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Apprehended

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Assistant Chief of Police John Southall and Special Deputy Sheriff Richard Shipp, of the Hunt County Sheriff's Office, 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.

Assistant Chief Southall was survived by his wife and three children.

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

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater
October 6, 2010

 

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