Special Deputy Sheriff Allen Dean

Special Deputy Sheriff Allen Dean

Cherokee County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

End of Watch Saturday, August 20, 1921

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Allen Dean

Special Deputy Sheriff Allen Dean was shot and fatally wounded and Special Deputy Charles Watson was shot and killed in a gun battle with two moonshiners at the Kesselburg Bridge on the Notla River.

A third deputy was seriously wounded. The suspects, thought to have been shot and seriously wounded, escaped. Deputy Dean died two days later at a hospital in Polk County, Tennessee.


  • Age 43
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Thursday, August 18, 1921
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Escaped

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 88th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service to my home state and the birthplace of my son. 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 20, 2009

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