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Deputy Sheriff William Francis Henderson | Lynn County Sheriff's Department, Texas Lynn County Sheriff's Department, Texas

Deputy Sheriff

William Francis Henderson

Lynn County Sheriff's Department, Texas

End of Watch: Sunday, August 29, 1954

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 52

Tour: 3 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Committed suicide

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Deputy Henderson was shot and killed while questioning a man during a traffic stop. The suspect fled but later committed suicide.
Deputy Henderson had been with the agency for three years and was survived by his wife and five children.

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 59th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to leave a tribute to you. 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 Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater
April 20, 2013

 

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