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Chief Deputy Sheriff Larry Wayne King | Armstrong County Sheriff's Department, Texas Armstrong County Sheriff's Department, Texas

Chief Deputy Sheriff

Larry Wayne King

Armstrong County Sheriff's Department, Texas

End of Watch: Saturday, September 1, 1979

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 28

Tour: 1 year, 6 months

Badge # Not available

Cause: Vehicle pursuit

Weapon: Automobile

Offender: Not available

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Chief Deputy King was struck and killed by a patrol car while assisting state troopers who were chasing two juveniles. Chief Deputy King had positioned his patrol car to shine his lights on approaching cars. The car being pursued swerved around him but the trooper became blinded by the headlights and struck Chief Deputy King. The two juveniles were arrested and released into the custody of their parents.

Chief Deputy King had been with the agency for 18 months.

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Rest in Peace Chief Deputy Sheriff Larry Wayne King. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice protecting the citizens of Armstrong County and The Great State of Texas.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends and those brave souls who have chosen to follow in your footsteps.


Senior Special Agent Barry Sherwood Ret.
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, TX
September 23, 2016


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