Officer Neill A. Yarborough, Sr.

Officer Neill A. Yarborough, Sr.

Louisiana State Police, Louisiana

End of Watch Wednesday, February 25, 1925

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Neill A. Yarborough, Sr.

Officer Neill Yarborough was shot and killed after he and other officers went to arrest a fugitive at Buckball Plantation five miles south of Benton

He responded to a house that the wanted subject was known to be in. Officer Yarborough covered the back door of the house as the other officers entered the front. The man fled to the rear of the house and fatally shot Officer Yarborough as he escaped. The man was arrested a short time later. He was shot twice by deputies while trying to flee, then lynched and riddled with bullets by a mob before deputies could drive him to jail.

Officer Yarborough was a Mason and was survived by his son. He is buried in the Yarborough Family Plot at Forest Park East Cemetery in Shreveport, Louisiana.


  • Age 32
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .45 caliber
  • Offender Lynched by mob

warrant service

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 87th 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
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

February 25, 2012

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