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Deputy Sheriff John Isham Mount | Washington County Sheriff's Department, Arkansas Washington County Sheriff's Department, Arkansas

Deputy Sheriff

John Isham Mount

Washington County Sheriff's Department, Arkansas

End of Watch: Saturday, July 2, 1881

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 37

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Never apprehended

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Deputy John Mount and Marshal William Patton, of the Fayetteville Police Department, were shot and killed while standing in the town square.

Marshal Patton had received death threats after fatally shooting a man while making an arrest several months prior. As he and Deputy Mount spoke in the town square they were shot from ambush and both killed. Their killer was never apprehended.

Deputy Mount was survived by his wife and four children.

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City Marshal William D. Patton
Fayetteville Police Department, Arkansas
End of Watch: Saturday, July 2, 1881
Cause: Gunfire

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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 131rst anniversary year 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 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 Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
December 21, 2012

 

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