Deputy Sheriff Aerl Lee Jernigan

Deputy Sheriff Aerl Lee Jernigan

Atascosa County Sheriff's Department, Texas

End of Watch Sunday, December 21, 1975

Aerl Lee Jernigan

Deputy Jernigan was shot and killed while responding to a disturbance at a convenience store. When he arrived at the scene he was shot with a .30-.30 rifle and killed.

One of the suspects was convicted of capital murder but had the sentence commuted to life. The second suspect was acquitted of capital murder.

Deputy Jernigan was survived by his wife and two sons.


  • Age 39
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle; .30-.30
  • Offender Sentence commuted to life

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 36th 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 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

I pray for solace for all those who love and miss you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

December 21, 2011

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