Deputy Sheriff Benjamin F. Holland

Deputy Sheriff Benjamin F. Holland

Fannin County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Saturday, February 6, 1892

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Benjamin F. Holland

Deputy Holland was shot and killed while attempting coming to the aid of a fellow deputy. He noticed that a local school teacher had a gun drawn on the other deputy and he was shot when he attempted to disarm the man.

The suspect was convicted of second degree murder and sentenced to 10 years. He was released on June 7, 1900.

Deputy Holland was survived by his wife and child.


  • Age 37
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to 10 years

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 119th 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.

Phyllis Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater

February 6, 2011

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