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Guard Early A. Lott | Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Texas Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Texas


Early A. Lott

Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Texas

End of Watch: Thursday, March 25, 1926

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 58

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Officer's handgun

Offender: Colley Underwood

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Guard Early A. Lott was in charge of a squad of convicts at the Ramsey State Farm near Angleton in Brazoria County. Convict Colley Underwood, 20, having been in prison for just two-months of a two-year sentence, overpowered Guard Lott and seized his pistol. Underwood shot Lott, who died instantly. Underwood took the guard’s horse and fled. Underwood was soon captured and confessed to the crime.

Underwood was sentenced to death for the murder of Guard E. A. Lott. He appealed and the case was reversed and remanded. Underwood received a 99-year sentence. He was released in 1963.

Guard Early A. Lott was 58 years of age at the time of his death. He was buried in the Holland Cemetery. He was survived by his wife, a daughter, two sons, his mother, and two brothers.

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Rest in Peace Correctional Officer Early A. Lott. Thank you for your Service and Sacrifice. It has not gone un-noticed.

I pray for Peace for your Family, Friends & Co-Workers. I also Pray that the hounds of hell forever pursue and gnaw at the flesh of the scum that took your life!


Sr. Special Agent B.L. Sherwood
Port Terminal Railroad Police
March 25, 2016


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