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Officer William  Paris Police Department, Texas

Officer

William "Will" Albright

Paris Police Department, Texas

End of Watch: Friday, December 4, 1874

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Unknown weapon

Offender: arrested

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Officer William "Will" Albright attempted to arrest Sam Provine, age 20, and a man named McMiller. Officer Albright was attempting to arrest the two young men at a house of "ill fame" in Paris. During the arrest attempt, the two men shot Officer Albright in the neck, breaking it, and he was killed.

Sam Provine and McMiller were arrested and "held for examination." The records which would show the final disposition of this case have since been destroyed in fires that destroyed all the criminal court records in the Lamar County courthouse.

William Albright was survived by his wife and two small children. No cemetery records, or the burial location, have been located.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 135th 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 murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of lfallen officer Larry Lasater
December 4, 2009

 

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