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Sheriff Marcell C. Hendrix | Greene County Sheriff's Department, Missouri Greene County Sheriff's Department, Missouri

Sheriff

Marcell C. Hendrix

Greene County Sheriff's Department, Missouri

End of Watch: Saturday, January 2, 1932

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Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

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Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 1/2/1932

Weapon: Shotgun

Suspect: Committed suicide

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Sheriff Hendrix was shot and killed as he attempted to enter the farmhouse of two suspects.

Two brothers considered local petty burglars killed a total of seven Law Enforcement Officers. After they killed Town Marshal Mark Noe on June 2, 1929, a massive manhunt began for the suspects. The two suspects were located at the family farmhouse on January 2, 1932. They had come to town to visit their mother for the Christmas holiday. A raiding party of eleven officers was formed to arrest the two brothers. As the officers surrounded the farmhouse gunfire erupted and in the end six officers lay dead.

The suspects escaped, and fled to Texas. They were located there by Houston Police and as police moved in the two suspects committed suicide.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 80th 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 diminishes respect, not even 80 years.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
January 2, 2012

 

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