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Sheriff Tom T. McGee | Hemphill County Sheriff's Department, Texas Hemphill County Sheriff's Department, Texas


Tom T. McGee

Hemphill County Sheriff's Department, Texas

End of Watch: Saturday, November 24, 1894

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 46

Tour: 7 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Escaped from prison

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Sheriff McGee was shot and killed when he responded to a call of suspicious activity at the train yard where a large shipment of cash was coming in from Wells Fargo. As he walked into he station he was shot and killed. One suspect was convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison. Somehow the suspect was able to forge a pardon and was released. He fled into Mexico and was never captured.
Sheriff McGee had been with the agency for seven years.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 117th 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

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, PPD, eow 4/24/05
November 24, 2011


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