Deputy Sheriff Zack Horton

Deputy Sheriff Zack Horton

Ouachita County Sheriff's Office, Arkansas

End of Watch Tuesday, January 25, 1927

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Zack Horton

Deputy Horton was shot and killed while he and the Sheriff attempted to raid a bootlegging operation in the Miller's Bluff are of the county.

The operation was being run by a family who lived in the area. While on the scene the head of the family suddenly appeared and opened fire with a shotgun, striking Deputy Horton in the back. The other family members then attacked the Sheriff and an informant. The Sheriff was able to shoot back; killing the assailant and fending off the other attackers.

Deputy Horton had been with the agency for six years and was survived by his wife.


  • Age 43
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Deputy Horton, may not only your sacrifice be remembered but your selflessness be enshrined within us all...

Officer D. Horton Ret.
LAPD, Los Angeles, CA

November 14, 2016

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