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Deputy Sheriff James B. O'Bannon | Llano County Sheriff's Office, Texas Llano County Sheriff's Office, Texas

Deputy Sheriff

James B. O'Bannon

Llano County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch: Wednesday, July 23, 1884

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Officer's handgun

Offender: Apprehended

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Deputy O'Bannon was shot and killed with his own revolver during a struggle with a prisoner. Deputy O'Bannon was assisting the prisoner post bond when the man suddenly grabbed the deputy's revolver. A struggle ensued and the suspect shot Deputy O'Bannon twice. The man fled and was later apprehended in Grayson County after stealing a horse. He was returned to Llano County to face charges of murdering Deputy O'Bannon.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the one hundred and twenty=sixth 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 who was 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

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater
July 24, 2010


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