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Deputy Sheriff William P. James | Live Oak County Sheriff's Department, Texas Live Oak County Sheriff's Department, Texas

Deputy Sheriff

William P. James

Live Oak County Sheriff's Department, Texas

End of Watch: Saturday, October 6, 1917

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 56

Tour: 10 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; Pistol

Offender: Shot and killed

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Deputy James was shot and killed following an arrest of a man for evading the selective service draft. As he escorted the man to jail Deputy James shot and mortally wounded him when he produced a pistol. The suspect managed to return fire killing Deputy James.

Deputy James had been with the agency for ten years.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 93rd 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 murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater
October 6, 2010

 

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