Deputy Sheriff Larry Sherwood Kolb

Deputy Sheriff Larry Sherwood Kolb

Kendall County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Saturday, October 2, 1999

Larry Sherwood Kolb

Deputy Sheriff Larry Kolb was shot and killed when he was ambushed after responding to a shots fired call in the Shady Rest Mobile Home Park near Boerne.

Although he was en route home following his shift, he responded to the call while he was off duty because he was the closest deputy to the scene. As he was approaching the residence he identified himself as a deputy and was then shot in the neck and chest by the suspect, who was using an AK-47. Deputy Kolb was not wearing a bullet proof vest.

Other officers who then arrived on the scene found the suspect hiding under a trailer. The suspect fired at them as well but was killed when the officers returned fire.

Deputy Kolb had served with the Kendall County Sheriff's Office for three years. He had previously served in law enforcement since 1987 and had previously served with the Lago Vista Police Department and Austin Independent School District Police Department. He is survived by his wife and two young sons.

Bio

  • Age 40
  • Tour 22 years
  • Badge 5511

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle; AK-47
  • Offender Shot and killed

ambush, off duty, shots fired

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Our Brother Larry, has been gone 15 years today. Time dulls the pain but never replaces the hole in your heart. Larry would be proud to know that our son, Jared became an officer because of him. Also he became a k-9 officer and when his Malinois arrived from overseas, we discovered that he (Achilles) was born on the anniversary of Larry's death. We know Achilles was send by Larry to protect our son while he protects and serves. We are remembering our beloved Brother, Son, Father and celebrating the 3rd Birthday of this special K-9 and the dedication and service of all officers both fallen and active.

Survivor
Family of Lt. Larry Kolb

October 2, 2014

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