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Deputy Sheriff Houston Mitchell | Shelby County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee Shelby County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee

Deputy Sheriff

Houston Mitchell

Shelby County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee

End of Watch: Monday, July 11, 1904

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 46

Tour: 5 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Rifle

Offender: Not available

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Deputy Houston Mitchell and Deputy Thomas McDermott were shot and killed while attempting to stopy illegal gambling in Shelby and Memphis Counties. While raiding a club the two deputies were shot and killed.

Over 40 suspects were arrested during the raid. Five were charged with murder.

Deputy Mitchell had served with the Shelby County Sheriff's Department for five years.

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Deputy Sheriff Thomas J. McDermott
Shelby County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee
End of Watch: Monday, July 11, 1904
Cause: Gunfire

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the one hundred and sixth 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 who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater
July 11, 2010

 

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