Chief Deputy Sheriff John Wesley Haygood

Chief Deputy Sheriff John Wesley Haygood

Uvalde County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Thursday, February 28, 1935

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John Wesley Haygood

Chief Deputy Haygood was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a man wanted for murdering his wife. Chief Deputy Haygood and the Uvalde City marshal stopped the man just outside of the city limits. As Chief Deputy Haygood stepped from his car, the man opened fire with a shotgun fatally wounding him. The marshal returned fire, wounding the suspect. The suspect was convicted of both murders and was executed on August 14, 1935.

Chief Deputy Haygood was survived by his wife.


  • Age 61
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Executed in 1935

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 77th 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.

Your selflessness in getting up from your sick bed to aid other officers is unmatched. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

February 28, 2012

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