Assistant Probation Officer David McReynolds

Assistant Probation Officer David McReynolds

Harris County Community Supervision and Corrections Department, Texas

End of Watch Sunday, October 28, 1928

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David McReynolds

Assistant Probation Officer David McReynolds succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained on October 21st, 1928, while attempting to arrest several men who he observed firing a gun in the air.

The car stopped in the 1800 block of Dart Street and all of the men exited the car. Officer McReynolds followed two of the men onto the front porch of a home to arrest them, but one of the men shot him. He was taken to a local hospital where he died on October 28th, 1928.

Two of the men were arrested on October 26, 1928, and charged with Officer McReynolds' murder. One of the men was in possession of a .45 caliber pistol and 136 rounds of ammunition when he was arrested. The suspects alleged that they had returned fire in self-defense after Officer McReynolds entered the house and immediately opened fire on them. Witnesses testified that Officer McReynolds' pistol was still in its holster and had not been recently fired. They also testified that the front door to the house was locked. Both suspects were convicted of murder. One of them was sentenced to 15 years in prison and the other to 10 years in prison.

Officer McReynolds was survived by his wife and four children.


  • Age 60
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Sunday, October 21, 1928
  • Weapon Handgun; .45 caliber
  • Offender Sentenced to 10 to 15 years

weapons violation

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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 86th anniversary year of your death. I am privileged to leave a tribute to you. 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 officer Larry Lasater

January 27, 2014

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