Police Officer L. B. Prater

Police Officer L. B. Prater

Corpus Christi Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Sunday, September 14, 1919

L. B. Prater

Police Officer L.B. Prater was killed in the aftermath of the Hurricane of 1919 that struck the Texas gulf coast.

He drowned as he and other officers attempted to rescue citizens. Officer Prater was buried in a mass grave with other citizens who were killed in the storm. It is estimated that as many as 1,000 people were killed during the storm.

Officer Prater was survived by his wife.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Weather/Natural disaster

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Heroes live forever, Officer Prater, and we will never forget. Thank you for the sacrifice you made for the citizens of Corpus Christi and the great State of Texas.

Greater Houston C.O.P.S.

September 14, 2013

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