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Police Officer Herman Youngst | Houston Police Department, Texas Houston Police Department, Texas

Police Officer

Herman Youngst

Houston Police Department, Texas

End of Watch: Wednesday, December 11, 1901

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 58

Tour: 28 years

Badge # 7

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Shotgun

Offender: Shot and killed

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Police Officer Herman Youngst and Police Officer John James were shot and killed by a suspect seeking revenge for being arrested the previous day.

As the officers were on their patrol the man grabbed a shotgun and shouted at the officers. As Officer James approached him the man shot him. As Officer Youngst attempted to take cover he was also shot. The suspect then went over to Officer Youngst and struck him with the shotgun.

Officer James, who was wounded in the street, was able to return fire and kill the suspect before succumbing to his wounds.

Officer Youngst was a Confederate Army veteran of the Civil War and had served with the Houston Police Department for 28 years. He was survived by his two daughters.

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Police Officer John C. James
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End of Watch: Wednesday, December 11, 1901
Cause: Gunfire

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Thank you for your ultimate sacrifice.
You are not forgotten!
I pray we all have the same courage if needed.
See ya in Heaven Brother!!!!

Police officer Toy Leach
Houston police department
June 13, 2017

 

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