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Sheriff Jake Houpt | Garland County Sheriff's Office, Arkansas Garland County Sheriff's Office, Arkansas


Jake Houpt

Garland County Sheriff's Office, Arkansas

End of Watch: Saturday, August 20, 1910

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 8/17/1910

Weapon: Handgun; Revolver

Offender: Shot and killed

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Sheriff Houpt was shot and mortally wounded and his brother, a deputy, was wounded while attempting to arrest two brothers for stealing horses. The two suddenly produced pistols and opened fire as Sheriff Houpt and his brother were escorting them to jail. As the suspects fled, Sheriff Houpt and his brother returned fire killing one suspect and wounding the other. Sheriff Houpt died three days later.

The other suspect was captured three days after the shooting. On December 26, 1910, he was being escorted by a deputy sheriff from the Garland County Jail to the police station when three unidentified men walked up; forced the deputy to step away from the suspect; and then shot the suspect to death.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 99th 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.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

August 20, 2009


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