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Night Chief Henry Jackson | Pineville Police Department, Kentucky Pineville Police Department, Kentucky

Night Chief

Henry Jackson

Pineville Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch: Monday, October 11, 1937

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 38

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Sentenced to 5 years

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Night Chief Henry Jackson was shot and killed by a man he and another officer had arrested the previous evening for carrying a concealed weapon. The suspect had appeared in the police court that morning and received a $54 fine, but was given an order for the return of the weapon.

The man, and an acquaintance, then went to the other officer's home that afternoon and woke him up, demanding the return of the weapon. The officer refused to return the weapon and the man left, but later went to Chief Jackson's home.

Chief Jackson confronted the men outside as they remained in their car. During the confrontation one of the occupants of the vehicle drew a weapon and shot Chief Jackson in the head, killing him.

The suspects fled the area and were the subject of a major manhunt. Two weeks later they surrendered to officers and were charged with murder. The 18-year-old shooter was convicted of murder and sentenced to 5 years in prison.

Chief Jackson was survived by his wife and four sons. He is buried in Pineville Cemetery, Pineville, Kentucky.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 74th 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
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater
October 11, 2011

 

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