Deputy Sheriff Daniel Curtis Ahl

Deputy Sheriff Daniel Curtis Ahl

Aiken County Sheriff's Office, South Carolina

End of Watch Tuesday, July 22, 1902

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Daniel Curtis Ahl

Deputy Sheriff Curtis Ahl was shot and killed while riding with a posse in an attempt to arrest a man who had murdered Officer Joseph Flanders, of Swainsboro Police Department in Georgia, four days earlier.

The posse had located the suspect in his mother's yard and attempted to arrest him. As Deputy Ahl rode up to the suspect on his horse the man stepped out of the way and then shot him in the back as he rode past him.

The suspect was able to escape from the area and fled to Alabama. He remained at large until being shot and killed by officers in Andalusia, Alabama, while resisting arrest in March 1903.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the one hundred and eighth 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 who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

July 22, 2010

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