Deputy Sheriff James C. Wright

Deputy Sheriff James C. Wright

Dallas County Sheriff's Department, Texas

End of Watch Sunday, September 28, 1924

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James C. Wright

Deputy sheriffs James C. Wright, Lonnie Marshall and Edward Thompson were traveling by automobile to serve a search warrant for an illegal whiskey still in the Trinity River bottoms. Deputy Marshall was driving and Deputy Wright was the front seat passenger when their squad car struck another vehicle. Wright was thrown from the vehicle and suffered severe head injuries. Marshall received severe cuts on his head and arms and Thompson was uninjured. Wright died from his injuries on September 28, 1924.

Wright was survived by his wife, Bettie, his father, a brother and three sisters. He was buried in the Mesquite Cemetery.


  • Age 45
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash
  • Incident Date Sunday, August 31, 1924

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 89th anniversary year 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 Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

August 9, 2013

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