Officer Hugh H. DeShazo

Officer Hugh H. DeShazo

Dothan Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch Monday, December 7, 1914

Hugh H. DeShazo

Officer Hugh DeShazo was shot and killed by a man while walking his beat. He had stopped at a local grocery store to use the phone when a man entered and shot him four times.

The 45-year-old suspect, who pleaded insanity, was convicted of first degree murder, and sentenced to life. He was paroled on March 21, 1923.

Officer DeShazo had served with the agency for only 1 month. He was survived by his wife and three children.

Bio

  • Age 28
  • Tour 1 month
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Paroled in 1923

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Officer DeShazo,
Sir, even though it has been 98 years since your End of Watch you are still honored and remembered. I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Dothan.

R.I.P.
USBP

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U.S. Border Patrol

December 7, 2012

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