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Deputy Sheriff William Lafayette Nettles | Bowie County Sheriff's Office, Texas Bowie County Sheriff's Office, Texas

Deputy Sheriff

William Lafayette Nettles

Bowie County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch: Tuesday, March 1, 1892

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 37

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Acquitted

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Deputy Sheriff William Nettles was shot and killed while attempting to disarm a drunk man who was shooting into the air. The suspect shot Deputy Nettles in the chest.

The suspect, who claimed self defense, was tried and acquitted.

Deputy Nettles was survived by his wife and eight children.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 117th 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
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater
March 1, 2009

 

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