Sheriff John Thomas Davis

Sheriff John Thomas Davis

Wayne County Sheriff's Department, Missouri

End of Watch Wednesday, February 16, 1898

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John Thomas Davis

Sheriff Davis was shot and killed while he and a deputy collector were attempting to arrest a group of men wanted for murder and other crimes. The sheriff received information about the location of the suspects picked up the collector on his way to arrest them. When he entered the home where the men were one of them shot the fatally shot the sheriff and seriously wounded the collector.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; Revolver
  • Offender Not available

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 111th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

February 16, 2009

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