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Officer Jeff C. Couch | Fort Worth Police Department, Texas Fort Worth Police Department, Texas

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Jeff C. Couch

Fort Worth Police Department, Texas

End of Watch: Monday, December 20, 1920

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 25

Tour: 2 months

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Hanged and shot by an angry mob

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Officer Jeff Couch was shot and killed while on duty. The suspect was arrested and charged with murder. That night an angry mob of 25 men took the suspect from the jail and hung him from a tree and shot him.

Officer Couch had been with the agency for 2 months. He was survived by his wife, daughter and stepdaughter. He is buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Fort Worth, Texas.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the eighty-first 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 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
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
December 20, 2011

 

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