Deputy Sheriff Levi L. Drinkard

Deputy Sheriff Levi L. Drinkard

Limestone County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Monday, October 26, 1885

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Levi L. Drinkard

Deputy Sheriff Levi Drinkard was shot and killed while attempting to arrest three horse thieves near Kosse.

Deputy Drinkard and a posse attempted to serve a warrant on three horse thieves. The posse surrounded the cabin and ordered the men to come out. Deputy Drinkard read the warrants out loud and ordered the suspects to exit the residence. The suspects shot and killed Deputy Drinkard and fled the scene.

Two suspects were apprehended. One was shot in the leg and as a result, had to have his leg amputated a week later.


  • Age 27
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender Apprehended

larceny, warrant service

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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


October 26, 2009

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