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Sheriff Sidney Leland Houghton | Daviess County Sheriff's Department, Missouri Daviess County Sheriff's Department, Missouri

Sheriff

Sidney Leland Houghton

Daviess County Sheriff's Department, Missouri

End of Watch: Sunday, September 11, 1977

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 65

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; .22 caliber

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Sheriff Houghton was shot and killed by a juvenile he had just transported home after the boy crashed his car into a ditch. When the sheriff dropped him off, the boy went into the house, obtained a .22 caliber Derringer, and shot Sheriff Houghton three times.

The 18 year old suspect was convicted of first degree murder and was sentenced to life without parole on December 7, 1978.

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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 th 36th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged 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.

I pray for the solace of all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater
May 5, 2013

 

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