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Chief Deputy Olin B. Burrow | Fayette County Sheriff's Department, Tennessee Fayette County Sheriff's Department, Tennessee

Chief Deputy

Olin B. Burrow

Fayette County Sheriff's Department, Tennessee

End of Watch: Saturday, March 23, 1940

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 46

Tour: 10 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Rifle

Offender: Apprehended in 1958

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Chief Deputy Burrow was shot and killed when he and several officers went to a home and attempted to arrest a man for assault.

Deputy Burrow and several officers tracked the 60-year-old suspect to his daughter's home. The officers surrounded the house and ordered the suspect to come out. The suspect refused and stated that he would not be taken alive. One of the officers left, headed to town to get tear bombs. Before he could return, the suspect exited the house armed with a rifle and exchanged gunfire with the officers. Deputy Burrow was shot and killed instantly. The suspect escaped.

The suspect was apprehended in St. Louis, Missouri in 1958. He was convicted of Chief Deputy Burrow's murder and sentenced to 20 years in prison. His sentence was later reduced to 10 years.

Chief Deputy Burrow had served with the Fayette County Sheriff's Office for ten years, four of which he was the Chief Deputy. He was survived by his wife, daughter and two sons.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 72nd 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 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
March 23, 2012

 

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