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Deputy Sheriff Zack Horton | Ouachita County Sheriff's Office, Arkansas Ouachita County Sheriff's Office, Arkansas

Deputy Sheriff

Zack Horton

Ouachita County Sheriff's Office, Arkansas

End of Watch: Tuesday, January 25, 1927

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: 6 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Shotgun

Offender: Shot and killed

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Deputy Horton was shot and killed while he and the Sheriff attempted to raid a bootlegging operation in the Miller's Bluff are of the county. The operation was being run by a family who lived in the area. While on the scene the head of the family suddenly appeared and opened fire with a shotgun, striking Deputy Horton in the back. The other family members then attacked the Sheriff and an informant. The Sheriff was able to shoot and killed the assailant and fend off the other attackers.
Deputy Horton had been with the agency for six years and was survived by his wife.

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Deputy Horton, may not only your sacrifice be remembered but your selflessness be enshrined within us all...

Officer D. Horton Ret.
LAPD, Los Angeles, CA
November 14, 2016

 

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