Deputy Sheriff Frank W. Venable

Deputy Sheriff Frank W. Venable

Bell County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Wednesday, October 23, 1878

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Frank W. Venable

Deputy Sheriff Frank Venable was shot and killed by a prisoner at the Bell County Jail.

He and another deputy were returning a prisoner to his cell when another inmate reached through the bars, grabbed Deputy Venable's gun, and shot him to death. The other deputy returned fire, killing the inmate.


  • Age 26
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Shot and killed

prisoner custody

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 131rst 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


October 23, 2009

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