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Deputy Sheriff Edward D. Emmons | McLennan County Sheriff's Department, Texas McLennan County Sheriff's Department, Texas

Deputy Sheriff

Edward D. Emmons

McLennan County Sheriff's Department, Texas

End of Watch: Saturday, January 12, 1935

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 42

Tour: 6 years, 6 months

Badge # Not available

Cause: Struck by vehicle

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Sheriff Edward D. Emmons was dispatched to an accident on the Dallas Highway about six miles north of Waco. While walking across the highway with one of the drivers of the damaged vehicles, Deputy Sheriff Emmons was struck by a passing automobile and fatally injured. The other man was seriously injured. The driver was charged with negligent homicide.

Emmons had been a Waco police officers since 1928 and had joined the sheriff’s office just six months earlier. He was survived by his wife, Bettie, son, Edward, and his mother who lived in San Antonio. He was 42 years old. He was buried in the Rosemound Cemetery in Waco.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 77th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Laslater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
January 12, 2012


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