Sheriff Edward Sam Stockard

Sheriff Edward Sam Stockard

Humphreys County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee

End of Watch Tuesday, September 15, 1914

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Edward Sam Stockard

Sheriff Stockard was shot and killed as he and the Waverly marshal attempted to arrest a drunk suspect who was at another man's house, threatening to kill him. When the two lawmen arrived the suspect refused to surrender. The man suddenly produced a revolver and shot Sheriff Stockard at least six times.

The marshal returned fire but did not strike the suspect, who fled to his own home. A posse located the man there a short time later. The posse opened fire on the suspect when he refused to surrender.


  • Age 36
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; Revolver
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 96th 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

September 15, 2010

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