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Deputy Sheriff Harry Hinton | Live Oak County Sheriff's Department, Texas Live Oak County Sheriff's Department, Texas

Deputy Sheriff

Harry Hinton

Live Oak County Sheriff's Department, Texas

End of Watch: Sunday, December 20, 1914

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 30

Tour: 3 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Assault

Weapon: Person

Offender: One lynched; Two executed

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Deputy Harry Hinton was beaten to death by three inmates during an escape attempt from the Live Oak County Jail, Oakville. A mob who later captured the suspects, hanged one and turned the other two over to authorities. Both were convicted of murder and hanged, one on February 2, 1915, and the other on March 3, 1915.

Deputy Hinton had served with the agency for three years. He was survived by his wife and two sons.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 97th 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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