Chief Deputy Sheriff Larry Wayne King

Chief Deputy Sheriff Larry Wayne King

Armstrong County Sheriff's Department, Texas

End of Watch Saturday, September 1, 1979

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Larry Wayne King

Chief Deputy King was struck and killed by a patrol car while assisting state troopers who were chasing two juveniles. Chief Deputy King had positioned his patrol car to shine his lights on approaching cars. The car being pursued swerved around him but the trooper became blinded by the headlights and struck Chief Deputy King. The two juveniles were arrested and released into the custody of their parents.

Chief Deputy King had been with the agency for 18 months.


  • Age 28
  • Tour 1 year, 6 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Not available

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Chief Deputy King,
On today, the 40th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Armstrong County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

September 1, 2019

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