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Deputy Sheriff Walter Leroy Terry | Smith County Sheriff's Office, Texas Smith County Sheriff's Office, Texas

Deputy Sheriff

Walter Leroy Terry

Smith County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch: Saturday, October 12, 1985

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 46

Tour: 2 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Animal related

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Deputy Walter Terry succumbed to injuries sustained when he was thrown from his horse while participating in a parade. He was transported to Medical Center Hospital in Tyler where he was pronounced dead.

Deputy Terry was a US Army veteran. He had served with the Smith County Sheriff's Department for several years and had previously served with the Whitehouse Police Department. He was survived by his wife, daughter, two stepchildren, four grandchildren, mother, and brother.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 25th 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 12, 2010


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