Deputy Henry Clay Davis

Deputy Henry Clay Davis

Lamar County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Sunday, December 27, 1885

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Henry Clay Davis

Deputy Davis was shot and killed while serving an arrest warrant on a man who was wanted for disturbing the peace. Deputy Davis allowed the man to go to his room to retrieve more clothing. The suspect came out with a rifle and shot Deputy Davis. The suspect was arrested. Two weeks later an angry mob forcibly removed him from the jail and hanged him.


  • Age 27
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender Lynched

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 124th 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
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

December 30, 2009

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