Deputy Sheriff Larry Sherwood Kolb

Deputy Sheriff Larry Sherwood Kolb

Kendall County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Saturday, October 2, 1999

Add to My Heroes

Larry Sherwood Kolb

Deputy Sheriff Larry Kolb was shot and killed when he was ambushed after responding to a shots fired call in the Shady Rest Mobile Home Park near Boerne.

Although he was en route home following his shift, he responded to the call while he was off duty because he was the closest deputy to the scene. As he was approaching the residence he identified himself as a deputy and was then shot in the neck and chest by the suspect, who was using an AK-47. Deputy Kolb was not wearing a bullet proof vest.

Other officers who then arrived on the scene found the suspect hiding under a trailer. The suspect fired at them as well but was killed when the officers returned fire.

Deputy Kolb had served with the Kendall County Sheriff's Office for three years. He had previously served in law enforcement since 1987 and had previously served with the Lago Vista Police Department and Austin Independent School District Police Department. He is survived by his wife and two young sons.


  • Age 40
  • Tour 22 years
  • Badge 5511

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle; AK-47
  • Offender Shot and killed

ambush, off duty, shots fired

Most Recent Reflection

View all 27 Reflections

Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

October 2, 2020

Want even more control of your Reflection? Create a free ODMP account now for these benefits:

  • Quick access to your heroes
  • Reflections published quicker
  • Save a Reflection signature
  • View, edit or delete any Reflection you've left in the past

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now.