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Captain Schuyler C. Houston | El Paso Police Department, Texas El Paso Police Department, Texas

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Schuyler C. Houston

El Paso Police Department, Texas

End of Watch: Tuesday, October 4, 1927

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 46

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 6/13/1921

Weapon: Handgun

Suspect: Never apprehended

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Sergeant Houston succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained 6 years earlier when he, Captain Harry Phoenix, and another officer questioned two suspicious men. When the officers attempted to arrest the men a gun battle ensued and Captain Phoenix shot in the head and killed instantly.

Sergeant Houston also sustained serious gunshot wounds in the shootout. Despite serious wounds and frequent trips to the hospital, Sergeant Houston remained with the police department and was promoted to captain. He eventually succumbed to the wounds on October 4, 1927.

The two suspects fled to Mexico and were never apprehended.

Captain Houston was survived by his wife, daughter, son, and mother.

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Captain Harry Phoenix
El Paso Police Department, Texas
End of Watch: Monday, June 13, 1921
Cause: Gunfire

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 86th anniversary year of your death. I am privileged to leave a tribute to you. 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 Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater
September 12, 2013

 

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