Deputy Sheriff Ken Wright, Sr.

Deputy Sheriff Ken Wright, Sr.

Bradley County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee

End of Watch Sunday, August 22, 1971

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Ken Wright, Sr.

Deputy Sheriff Ken Wright was shot and killed while attempting to make an arrest.

Deputy Wright was backing up a Cleveland, Tennessee, police officer who was attempting to arrest a suspect on Broomfield Road. The suspect pulled a gun and started shooting. Deputy Wright was able to push the Cleveland police officer out of the line of fire but was shot and killed.

The suspect was convicted of second degree murder and sent to prison. He was later released, but in 2004 was arrested on federal narcotics and firearms charges. He was convicted of those charges and returned to prison.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Convicted of murder

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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 42nd anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged 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 Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

March 26, 2013

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