Deputy Sheriff Lucious "Alvan" North

Deputy Sheriff Lucious "Alvan" North

Houston County Sheriff's Office, Alabama

End of Watch Thursday, August 17, 1916

Lucious "Alvan" North

Deputy Alvan North was shot and killed by the father and brother of a man he had arrested earlier in the day for riding passenger trains without paying. When the father learned that the man had been brought before the justice of the peace, he and the brother became enraged and went to the justice's store to confront him.

After exchanging words with the justice and Deputy North, the two suspects opened fire, striking Deputy North in the abdomen. Despite being mortally wounded, Deputy North returned fire and fatally wounded the younger attacker. The father was arrested a short time later. He was convicted of murder approximately one month later and sentenced to life in prison.

Deputy North was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 30
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Thursday, August 10, 1916
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 94th 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
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

August 17, 2010

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