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Sheriff Eugene W. Mooney | Baxter County Sheriff's Department, Arkansas Baxter County Sheriff's Department, Arkansas

Sheriff

Eugene W. Mooney

Baxter County Sheriff's Department, Arkansas

End of Watch: Saturday, October 5, 1907

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 33

Tour: 3 years

Badge # SHERIFF

Cause: Gunfire (Accidental)

Location: Oklahoma

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Sheriff Eugene Mooney was accidentally shot and killed when his service weapon fell from its holster and discharged.

He was returning an escaped prisoner to Baxter County from Oklahoma. As the train they were on pulled into the depot at Holdenville, Oklahoma, Sheriff Mooney leaned over to look onto the platform, at which time the accident occurred.

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 106th anniversary year of your death. I am privileged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater
September 16, 2013

 

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