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Deputy Sheriff Alonzo Brownlow Tyler | Hancock County Sheriff's Department, Tennessee Hancock County Sheriff's Department, Tennessee

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Alonzo Brownlow Tyler

Hancock County Sheriff's Department, Tennessee

End of Watch: Saturday, April 22, 1961

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 46

Tour: 5 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Not available

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Deputy Tyler and Deputy Alex Morris were shot and killed while attempting to arrest a county constable for drinking and driving. The constable led the deputies on a pursuit that ended at his home. Seven members of the constable's family then opened fire on the deputies, killing both. The constable they were chasing was also killed.

Deputy Tyler had served with the agency for 5 years. He was survived by his wife and three children.

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Deputy Sheriff Alex Gary Morris, Sr.
Hancock County Sheriff's Department, Tennessee
End of Watch: Saturday, April 22, 1961
Cause: Gunfire

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 51rst 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
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
April 22, 2012

 

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