Special Deputy Sheriff Hollis Brown Horton

Special Deputy Sheriff Hollis Brown Horton

Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's Department, Alabama

End of Watch Monday, October 23, 1911

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Hollis Brown Horton

Deputy Sheriff Brown Horton was shot and killed by a murder suspect he was attempting to apprehend.

Deputy Horton was a member of a posse in pursuit of the suspect who was wanted for the murder of a former Tuscaloosa County Deputy Sheriff in Northport the previous day. When cornered, the suspect opened fire, killing Deputy Horton instantly, and wounding another deputy in the leg. The suspect was captured the next day near Sander's Ferry on the Black Warrior River.

Deputy Horton had been deputized by Tuscaloosa County Sheriff Palmer to search for the suspect.

The suspect was convicted of murder and hanged July 9, 1912.


  • Age 29
  • Tour 1 day
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle; Winchester
  • Offender Executed in 1912


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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 99th 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

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

October 23, 2010

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