Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sheriff Samuel Lee Lockhart

Llano County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Saturday, January 9, 1858

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Reflections for Sheriff Samuel Lee Lockhart

Rest In Peace my brother

A fellow copper
St. Louis Police Department

April 7, 2022

Sam Lockhart was one of my ancestors and is buried at Tow. My Maternal Grandmother was Maude Lavesta Lockhart. I was born in Llano County, Texas.

Great, great grand nephew

February 5, 2022

Sheriff Sam's murderer, William Taylor, was tried and found guilty. He was tried in San Saba County. Taylor was then incarcerated in the old Huntsville prison. He was sentenced to 6 years. After two years, Taylor was fully pardoned by Governor Sam Houston. He then moved back to Llano. Family lore says Taylor left and was out in the Llano Estacado. Sam's brother, Joseph tracked Taylor out there and killed him.

Margaret Gross
4th great granddaughter

October 2, 2020

Remembering my Great Great Great Grandfather Sam on the 160th Anniversary of his LODD. Thank you for your service and example. I'm proud to have followed your footsteps in being in Law Enforcement.

Sgt. Larry Schones #051
Midwest City Police Dept, Oklahoma

January 9, 2018

Samuel Lee Lockhart, 1st elected sheriff of Llano, was my great,great, grand uncle. He and my great, great grandfather, 1st elected justice of peace (precinct 3) were among the Llano Founding Fathers.

great great grand nephew

December 5, 2017

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 154th 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

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

January 9, 2012

I just found you today, Grandfather Sam, in my genealogy searches. In May of this year I plan to visit your grave. You were forgotten for a time by my branch of the family, but now you are remembered forever.

Margaret Gross
4th Great Granddaughter of Sheriff Samuel Lee Lockhart

February 12, 2011

My Dearest Family and Friends

Somethings I'd like to say but first of all to let you know that I arrived okay.

I'm writing this from Heaven where I dwell with Our Lord above. where there's no more tears or sadness just eternal Love. Please don't be unhappy because I'm out of sight, remember that I'm with you every morning,noon and Night.

The Day I had to leave you when my Life on earth was through God picked me up and hugged me and He said I welcome you.
It's good to have you back again, You were missed while you were gone. As for your Dearest Family they'll be here later on.
I need you here so badly as part of my big plan. There's so much we have to do to help our Moral Man.
Then God gave me a list of things that He wished for me to do, and foremost on that list of mine is to watch and care for you.
I'll be beside you everyday and through out the years, And when your sad. I'm standing there to wipe away your tears.
When You lie in bed at night the day's chores put to flight God and I are close you in the middle of the night.
When you think of my life on Earth and all the loving years, because your only human they are bound to bring you tears.

Please don't be afraid to cry, it does relieve the pain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned, But if I were to tell you You wouldn't understand.One thing is for certain, though my life on Earth is over I'm closer to you now than I ever was before.

To My many Friends, Trust God knows what is best.I'm still not far away from you I'm just beyond the crest.

So, If you can help somebody who is in sorrow or in pain, then you can say to God at night my day was not in vain.
And now I am contented that with my life. it was worth while,Knowing as I passed along the way I made somebody smile.
If you meet somebody who is down and feeling low just lend a hand and pick him up as on your way you go.
When Your walking down the street and you've got me on your mind just know I'm walking in your footstep only a half a step behind.
And if you feel a gentle breeze or wind upon your face that's me just giving you a great big hug or just a soft embrace.
I will always love you from the land way up above We'll be in touch again soon
PS God sends his Love.


April 6, 2010

You have not been forgotten. Thank you for your service.

Sheila Reynolds
Great Great Great Granddaughter

September 3, 2009

You will never be forgotten and may you always rest in peace!

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

January 9, 2008


Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

January 2, 2008

Your sacrifice has not been forgotten these many years later. Rest in peace Sheriff Lockhart.

A citizen

May 17, 2007

thank you sam my gr gr grandfather,Don gregory oklahoma.

January 20, 2006

148 years later, you are still remembered. We are all Brothers in uniform and one day we will meet.
Until then, watch over all of us..

Corporal Gregory A. Cohn
Florida Highway Patrol

January 9, 2006

I'm very proud that you were my gr-gr-grandfather,Sam. I wish could have known you. Verneal Maze

November 24, 2005

Now you are remembered and now you will never be forgotten. Brother, I thank you for you service.

Officer S. Hanly
Chesapeake Police Department, VA

November 14, 2005

no one shall ever forget

May 27, 2005

You are not forgotten

January 3, 2005

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