Constable Ernest Milton Howell

Constable Ernest Milton Howell

Winn Parish Sheriff's Office, Louisiana

End of Watch Saturday, April 22, 1916

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Ernest Milton Howell

Constable Ernest Howell's body was found at an early morning hour near the Atlanta railroad station. He had been shot and robbed. A bootlegger, who Constable Howell recently had problems with, was arrested at a nearby farm and charged with his murder.

On May 2, 1918, after two mistrials the suspect was convicted of murder and sentenced to death. The Louisiana Supreme Court awarded him a new trial which resulted in a life sentence. He was pardoned November 15, 1924.


  • Age 38
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Not available
  • Offender Pardoned in 1924

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Regardless of the circumstances of your death, your heroism and service is honored today, the 94th 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 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
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

April 22, 2010

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