Deputy Sheriff Nat Gaines

Deputy Sheriff Nat Gaines

Dunklin County Sheriff's Office, Missouri

End of Watch Sunday, December 21, 1890

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Nat Gaines

Deputy Sheriff Nat Gaines was shot and killed by a man attempting to return to a saloon that he been thrown out of near Kennett's public square.

The subject was intoxicated and had been thrown out of Summer's Saloon by the owner. He went home and returned with a pistol, threatening the saloon owner's life. Deputy Gaines approached the man and tried to take hold of his hand but failed in the attempt due to a crippled hand.

Deputy Gaines was shot in the stomach by the man and died at 6:00 p.m the following evening. The man, who was shot in the thigh during the scuffle, fled and was never apprehended.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Saturday, December 20, 1890
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Never apprehended

DIP, disorderly

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 121rst 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 who was murdered in the the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

December 21, 2011

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