Sheriff Albert F. Ross

Sheriff Albert F. Ross

Shasta County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch Thursday, January 23, 1919

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Albert F. Ross

Sheriff Ross was killed when a mentally disturbed suspect hit him in the head with a piece of firewood. The suspect was in a cell and when he started tearing up the light and water fixtures Sheriff Ross entered the cell to restrain the suspect. The suspect picked up a piece of firewood and struck Sheriff Ross over the head. The suspect was judged criminally insane by a grand jury and was later deported to his native France.

Sheriff Ross was killed on his 58th birthday and was survived by his wife and two sons.


  • Age 58
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Assault
  • Weapon Blunt object; Firewood
  • Offender Deported

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 93rd 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, not even 93 years.

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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