Deputy Sheriff Wes Allmon

Deputy Sheriff Wes Allmon

Jackson County Sheriff's Office, Arkansas

End of Watch Wednesday, November 28, 1923

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Wes Allmon

Deputy Wes Allmon was shot and killed while attempting to serve a warrant on a man wanted for gambling. He and another deputy had made a gambling raid several days earlier and had arrested several men, who were all taken to jail in Newport.

As Deputy Allmon was returning to Newport he saw the suspect walking along the street and stopped to arrest him on the warrant. When Deputy Allmon told the man to remove his hands from the behind his overalls bib the man pulled out a handgun and opened fire, fatally wounding Deputy Allmon.

The suspect fled into the woods and was the subject of a major manhunt.

Deputy Allmon had served with the agency for one year. He was survived by his wife and four children.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Not available

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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. 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, PPD, eow 4/24/05

November 28, 2011

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