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Sheriff Thomas Edward Lashbrook | Schuyler County Sheriff's Department, Illinois Schuyler County Sheriff's Department, Illinois

Sheriff

Thomas Edward Lashbrook

Schuyler County Sheriff's Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Friday, April 28, 1922

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 44

Tour: 3 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Rifle

Offender: Shot and killed

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Sheriff Thomas Lashbrook, Constable Carl Neff and Deputy Arthur Utter were shot and killed while attempting to intervene in a labor dispute. Several of the participants opened fire on the officers, fatally wounding all three.

One suspect was killed and another wounded in return gunfire. Twenty-nine men were arrested and charged with murder.

On July 3, 1922, 17 men were convicted of manslaughter and each was sentenced to an indeterminate term of not less than one year to life in prison.

Sheriff Lashbrook had served with the Schuyler County Sheriff's Department for three years.

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Related Line of Duty Deaths

Constable Carl William Neff
Schuyler County Sheriff's Department, Illinois
End of Watch: Friday, April 28, 1922
Cause: Gunfire

Deputy Sheriff Arthur Frank Utter
Schuyler County Sheriff's Department, Illinois
End of Watch: Friday, April 28, 1922
Cause: Gunfire

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Your son, my grandfather, followed in your footsteps and became a well respected sheriff of Schuyler county for many years. May you both R.I.P.

Lori Canada
great granddaughter
October 8, 2013

 

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