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Deputy Sheriff Moses L. McLennan County Sheriff's Department, Texas

Deputy Sheriff

Moses L. "Moak" Wright

McLennan County Sheriff's Department, Texas

End of Watch: Friday, March 3, 1876

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 32

Tour: 5 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Not available

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Deputy Moses Wright was shot and killed when he, another deputy, and a Waco policeman attempted to arrest three men suspected of stealing horses.

The officers confronted the men at gunpoint and Deputy Wright disarmed one of them. One of the other men, who had just mounted his horse, shot Deputy Wright and mortally wounded him.

The other deputy, along with Deputy Wright, returned fire, possibly wounding one of the suspects.

Deputy Wright had served in law enforcement with the McLennan County Sheriff's Department and Waco Police Department for a total of 5 years.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 133rd 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

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater
March 3, 2009


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