Deputy Sheriff Oscar Sharp

Deputy Sheriff Oscar Sharp

Falls County Sheriff's Department, Texas

End of Watch Thursday, November 4, 1920

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Oscar Sharp

Deputy Sharp was shot and killed in the Falls County Jail during an escape attempt. He had just opened the cell doors to give the inmates their lunch when he was attacked and shot with his own weapon. Although mortally wounded, he was able to thwart the escape by throwing the jail keys out of a window. Two prisoners were apprehended for the murder and hung the following year.
Deputy Sharp was survived by his wife and four chidlren.


  • Age 40
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Executed in 1921

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 90th 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

November 4, 2010

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