Chief Deputy Sheriff Albert W. Jakubek

Chief Deputy Sheriff Albert W. Jakubek

Lavaca County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Sunday, October 12, 1969

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Albert W. Jakubek

Chief Deputy Sheriff Albert Jakubek and Sheriff Ronnie Ray Dodds were shot and killed while transporting prisoners from Shiner to Halletsville.

During the transport, one of the prisoners was able to gain control of Sheriff Dodd's service revolver and shot both officers. Sheriff Dodds was killed instantly and Chief Deputy Jakubek succumbed to injuries two weeks later. The triggerman was sentenced to death but had his sentence commuted to life in prison.

Chief Deputy Jakubek had served with the Lavaca County Sheriff's Office for five years.


  • Age 61
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge 901

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Sunday, September 28, 1969
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to life

juvenile offender, transport

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I knew Sheriff Ronnie Dodds for many years as a boy growing up in the Hallettsville area. I became a Police Office due to knowing him. He was a great guy and great Sheriff. I knew some of his family and went to school with his children.

Chief Marshal Gary A. Pohl (Retired)
Freeport Marshals Office

August 16, 2017

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