Sheriff Thomas Edward Lashbrook

Sheriff Thomas Edward Lashbrook

Schuyler County Sheriff's Department, Illinois

End of Watch Friday, April 28, 1922

Add to My Heroes

Thomas Edward Lashbrook

Sheriff Thomas Lashbrook, Constable Carl Neff and Deputy Arthur Utter were shot and killed while attempting to intervene in a labor dispute. Several of the participants opened fire on the officers, fatally wounding all three.

One suspect was killed and another wounded in return gunfire. Twenty-nine men were arrested and charged with murder.

On July 3, 1922, 17 men were convicted of manslaughter and each was sentenced to an indeterminate term of not less than one year to life in prison.

Sheriff Lashbrook had served with the Schuyler County Sheriff's Department for three years.


  • Age 44
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender Shot and killed

Most Recent Reflection

View all 9 Reflections

Deputy Lashbrook's story was read in Richton Park Police Department's roll call on 11-27-17 to remember and honor him.

Sgt. James Galvan
Richton Park Police

November 27, 2017

Want even more control of your Reflection? Create a free ODMP account now for these benefits:

  • Quick access to your heroes
  • Reflections published quicker
  • Save a Reflection signature
  • View, edit or delete any Reflection you've left in the past

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now.