Reserve Deputy Sheriff Tom Larry Hoobler

Reserve Deputy Sheriff Tom Larry Hoobler

Childress County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Saturday, July 17, 2021

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Tom Larry Hoobler

Reserve Deputy Sheriff Tom Hoobler suffered a fatal heart attack shortly after directing traffic during an unusually hot and humid day at the Childress Old Settlers Rodeo parade.

He had completed his traffic detail when he responded to assist with a disabled traffic trailer on U.S. 287 east of Childress. He passed away while sitting in his patrol car while waiting for a tow truck.

Reserve Deputy Hoobler had served with the Childress County Sheriff's Office for 18 years. He is survived by his wife, daughters, brother, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.


  • Age 74
  • Tour 18 years
  • Badge 132

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack

directing traffic, parade

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Deputy Hoobler,

Thank you for your sacrifice for our nation. May you be with the Lord and may he be with your family.

Det. Russ Cain
Pittsburgh PD

August 22, 2021

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