Police Officer Emery Ray Sherard

Police Officer Emery Ray Sherard

Seattle Police Department, Washington

End of Watch Saturday, September 15, 1928

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Emery Ray Sherard

Police Officer Emery Sherard was shot and killed while he was investigating suspicious activity at a drug store.

As Officer Sherard approached three suspicious men in front of the drug store, the men fled towards a car that they had previously stolen. It was unknown to Officer Sherard that these men had also committed eight armed robberies that same night. Gunfire was then exchanged between the officer and the suspects and Officer Sherard was fatally wounded.

All three subjects, ages 21, 22, and 23, were eventually arrested, convicted of Officer Sherard's murder, and sentenced to life. One died in prison on July 5, 1929.

Officer Sherard was a U.S. Army veteran of WWI and had served with the Seattle Police Department for two years. He was survived by his wife, two sons, and a daughter.


  • Age 43
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Friday, September 14, 1928
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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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 85th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged 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 Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

May 14, 2013

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