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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Chief Deputy Jakubek,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Lavaca County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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October 12, 2019

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