Sheriff Richard Jarrett

Sheriff Richard Jarrett

McDonald County Sheriff's Office, Missouri

End of Watch Monday, July 16, 1900

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Richard Jarrett

Sheriff Richard Jarrett was shot and killed while attempting to arrest an escapee from the Pineville Jail.

The suspect gave up without a fight when Sheriff Jarrett located him at his home in Southwest City. He asked if he could go upstairs to get some clothes he wanted to take with him back to jail. Seeing no reason to object, Sheriff Jarrett let him go and went outside to wait. When the suspect returned he opened fire on the sheriff, killing him instantly. The suspect was later shot and killed by a posse.

Sheriff Jarrett had served with the agency for four years. He was survived by his wife and four children. His father was sheriff of McDonald County from 1876 to 1884.


  • Age 40
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed


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Your heroism and service is honored today, the one hundred and tenth 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

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

July 16, 2010

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