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Special Deputy Sheriff Hollis Brown Horton | Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's Department, Alabama Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's Department, Alabama

Special Deputy Sheriff

Hollis Brown Horton

Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's Department, Alabama

End of Watch: Monday, October 23, 1911

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 29

Tour: 1 day

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Rifle; Winchester

Offender: Executed in 1912

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Deputy Sheriff Brown Horton was shot and killed by a murder suspect he was attempting to apprehend.

Deputy Horton was a member of a posse in pursuit of the suspect who was wanted for the murder of a former Tuscaloosa County Deputy Sheriff in Northport the previous day. When cornered, the suspect opened fire, killing Deputy Horton instantly, and wounding another deputy in the leg. The suspect was captured the next day near Sander's Ferry on the Black Warrior River.

Deputy Horton had been deputized by Tuscaloosa County Sheriff Palmer to search for the suspect.

The suspect was convicted of murder and hanged July 9, 1912.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 99th 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

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater
October 23, 2010


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