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Deputy Sheriff Egbert Bullock | Weakley County Sheriff's Department, Tennessee Weakley County Sheriff's Department, Tennessee

Deputy Sheriff

Egbert Bullock

Weakley County Sheriff's Department, Tennessee

End of Watch: Friday, September 25, 1931

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Killed by other officers

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Deputy Bullock was shot and killed during a liquor raid in Martin.

Deputy Bullock went to Martin after a prisoner had gone off without permission. While there he was invited by Martin officials to assist them in a liquor raid on a convicted murderer's house. Deputy Bullock and a Martin police officer entered the house while other officers surrounded it. Deputy Bullock asked the man if he had any liquor, to which he replied he had some steel. With this he grabbed a pistol from a trunk he had been ordered to open. Deputy Bullock grabbed the man's arm above the wrist. The man turned the automatic toward the deputy and began firing. Deputy Bullock was stuck in the stomach and chest. He was carried to a hospital where he died at 9 o'clock Friday night. Fellow officers began shooting at the man, literally filling him with lead. One ball entered his heart, killing him instantly.

Deputy Bullock was survived by his wife, two sons, four brothers, and a sister.

Deputy Bullock was laid to rest at the Liberty cemetery.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 81rst 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.

Time never dimishes respect. Your memory will always be remembered and revered.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
September 25, 2012

 

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