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Sheriff John C. Moseley | Swisher County Sheriff's Department, Texas Swisher County Sheriff's Department, Texas


John C. Moseley

Swisher County Sheriff's Department, Texas

End of Watch: Monday, January 23, 1933

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 49

Tour: 4 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Shot and killed

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Sheriff Moseley was shot and killed during a shootout with two suspects. One of the men was shot and killed at the scene. The second was apprehended and eventually executed for the murder of Sheriff Moseley.

The suspects were responsible for the murders of three other law enforcement officers before one of them was shot and killed and the others were arrested. The other officers killed were: Deputy Harvey Bolin of Lamb County, Texas; Chief Deputy Thomas Jones of Lincoln County, New Mexico; and Deputy Joseph Brown of Wise County, Texas.

Sheriff Moseley had served as sheriff for 4 years and had just begun his third 2-year term. His wife was appointed to sheriff to fulfill his remaining term.

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Deputy Sheriff Harvey S. "Harve" Bolin
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End of Watch: Saturday, August 20, 1932
Cause: Gunfire

Deputy Sheriff Joseph Hamilton Brown, Jr.
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End of Watch: Friday, January 27, 1933
Cause: Gunfire

Chief Deputy Sheriff Thomas W. Jones
Lincoln County Sheriff's Department, New Mexico
End of Watch: Sunday, July 16, 1933
Cause: Gunfire

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 79th 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.

Time never dimishes respect, and your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
January 23, 2012


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