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Lieutenant Edward Lee Worrell | Texarkana Police Department, Arkansas Texarkana Police Department, Arkansas

Lieutenant

Edward Lee Worrell

Texarkana Police Department, Arkansas

End of Watch: Thursday, February 3, 1977

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 28

Tour: Not available

Badge # 112

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Rifle; .30-.30

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Lieutenant Worrell was shot and killed when he and another officer arrived on the scene of a burglary in progress at a store on North Stateline Avenue. As the officers exited their vehicle they were ambushed by a juvenile suspect with a rifle who was standing watch in the parking lot while his two accomplices robbed the store. Both officers were struck by gunfire and Lieutenant Worrell was fatally wounded. All three suspects were apprehended.

The shooter was sentenced to life in prison but the two accomplices were sentenced to only 9 years. The shooter has been denied parole three times since the murder and was up for parole for a fourth time in November 2004.

Lieutenant Worrell was survived by his expectant wife and two sons. His daughter was born the following September.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 35th 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 diminishes 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. Your family is in my heart's embrace today.

I continue to fight for justice for yourself, my son, and other officers murdered by juvenile lifers as there is a nationwide movement by hug-a-thugs to give these vicious criminals a "second chance"
Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
February 3, 2012

 

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