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Chief Deputy Sheriff Albert W. Jakubek | Lavaca County Sheriff's Office, Texas Lavaca County Sheriff's Office, Texas

Chief Deputy Sheriff

Albert W. Jakubek

Lavaca County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch: Sunday, October 12, 1969

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 61

Tour: 5 years

Badge # 901

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 9/28/1969

Weapon: Officer's handgun

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Chief Deputy Albert Jakubek and Sheriff Ronnie Ray Dodds were shot and killed while transporting prisoners from Shiner to Halletsville.

During the transport, one of the prisoners was able to gain control of Sheriff Dodd's service revolver and shot both officers. Sheriff Dodds was killed instantly and Chief Deputy Jakubek succumbed to injuries two weeks later. The triggerman was sentenced to death but had his sentence commuted to life in prison.

Chief Deputy Jakubek had been employed with the Lavaca County Sheriff's Department for five years.

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Sheriff Ronnie Ray Dodds
Lavaca County Sheriff's Office, Texas
End of Watch: Sunday, September 28, 1969
Cause: Gunfire

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Heroes live forever, Chief Deputy Jakubek, and we will never forget. Thank you for the sacrifice you made for the citizens of Lavaca County and the great State of Texas.

Greater Houston C.O.P.S.

October 12, 2013

 

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