Chief Deputy Sheriff Ken Norris Meister

Chief Deputy Sheriff Ken Norris Meister

Zavala County Sheriff's Department, Texas

End of Watch Saturday, April 20, 1991

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Ken Norris Meister

Chief Deputy Meister was shot and killed during a drug sting operation. He and another deputy were ambushed by three suspects at the scene in Lytle, Texas. Chief Deputy Meister was shot twice by one of the suspects, armed with a .22 caliber rifle. The other deputy was able to return fire, killing two of the suspects. The third suspect was taken into custody after trying to flee the area.

Chief Deputy Meister was survived by his wife, son, and daughter.


  • Age 45
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 790

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle; .22 caliber
  • Offender Not available

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Rest in Peace Chief Deputy Ken N. Meister. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice protecting the citizens of Zavala County, Texas.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends and Co-Workers. I also Pray that the hounds of hell forever gnaw at the flesh of your murderers. May the flames of hell forever scorch their souls.


Senior Special Agent B.L. Sherwood (Ret)
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, Texas

April 20, 2016

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