Captain Henry Lee Ransom

Captain Henry Lee Ransom

Texas Rangers, Texas

End of Watch Monday, April 1, 1918

Henry Lee Ransom

Captain Ransom was shot and killed while investigating a shooting. He and another ranger were in Sweetwater, Texas, on business and were staying in a local hotel. Two other hotel guests began shooting at each other in the hallway and Captain Ransom was shot as he and the other ranger, who were in their night clothes, stepped into the hallway to investigate. The two men who were shooting fled the scene but were later apprehended.

Captain Ransom was a U.S. Army veteran of the Spanish-American War and the Philippines Insurrection. He had been in law enforcement for eight years and was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 45
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Apprehended

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 94th 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.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

April 1, 2012

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