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Deputy Sheriff Amos R. Wofford | Wood County Sheriff's Department, Texas Wood County Sheriff's Department, Texas

Deputy Sheriff

Amos R. Wofford

Wood County Sheriff's Department, Texas

End of Watch: Monday, February 4, 1907

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 35

Tour: 10 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Both shot and killed

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Deputy Wofford and his brother, Constable John Wofford of the Wood County Constable's Office - Precinct 3, were shot and killed while they attempted to arrest a father and son for liquor violations. One of the suspects produced a handgun and opened fire, fatally wounding both lawmen. Both suspects were also shot and killed by return fire in the incident.
Deputy Wofford had been with the agency for ten years and was survived by his wife and three children.

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Constable John S. Wofford
Wood County Constable's Office - Precinct 3, Texas
End of Watch: Monday, February 4, 1907
Cause: Gunfire

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 158th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. What an awful tragedy your family endured losing you and your brother in the same incident.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
mother of Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater
February 4, 2009

 

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