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Patrolman Henry Johnny Booth | Mobile Police Department, Alabama Mobile Police Department, Alabama

Patrolman

Henry Johnny Booth

Mobile Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch: Tuesday, August 14, 1979

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: 8 years

Badge # Not available

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 8/14/1979

Weapon: Officer's handgun

Suspect: Sentenced to 10 years

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Patrolman Henry Booth was shot and killed at 7:55 pm while attempting to arrest a wanted person on a warrant. During a struggle the suspect managed to gain control of his service revolver and shot him.

The suspect was convicted of capital murder and sentenced to death. The Alabama Supreme Court overturned the conviction and ordered a new trial. On December 12, 1983, he was convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to 10 years in prison.

Patrolman Booth was a Vietnam War vereran and had been employed with the Mobile Police Department for eight years.

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 34th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater
February 21, 2013

 

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