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Deputy Sheriff Leland E. Roper | Fayette County Sheriff's Department, Tennessee Fayette County Sheriff's Department, Tennessee

Deputy Sheriff

Leland E. Roper

Fayette County Sheriff's Department, Tennessee

End of Watch: Friday, July 22, 1949

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 62

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Not available

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Deputy Roper was shot and killed as he and another deputy were conducting a check of a local picnic grounds. Both deputies were fired upon by a man who was hiding behind a nearby car. Deputy Roper was shot and fatally wounded.

Deputy Roper was survived by his wife and three children.

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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 64th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first 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
January 15, 2013

 

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