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Deputy Sheriff Oscar Sharp | Falls County Sheriff's Department, Texas Falls County Sheriff's Department, Texas

Deputy Sheriff

Oscar Sharp

Falls County Sheriff's Department, Texas

End of Watch: Thursday, November 4, 1920

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 40

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Officer's handgun

Offender: Executed in 1921

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Deputy Sharp was shot and killed in the Falls County Jail during an escape attempt. He had just opened the cell doors to give the inmates their lunch when he was attacked and shot with his own weapon. Although mortally wounded, he was able to thwart the escape by throwing the jail keys out of a window. Two prisoners were apprehended for the murder and hung the following year.
Deputy Sharp was survived by his wife and four chidlren.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 90th 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
November 4, 2010

 

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