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    Deputy Sheriff Lester Dewayne Tatum

    Deputy Sheriff Lester Dewayne Tatum
    Trinity County Sheriff's Department Texas

    End of Watch: Wednesday, December 28, 2005

    Biographical Info
    Age: 42
    Tour of Duty: Not available
    Badge Number: Not available

    Incident Details
    Cause of Death: Automobile accident
    Date of Incident: Wednesday, December 28, 2005
    Weapon Used: Not available
    Suspect Info: Not available

    Deputy Lester Tatum was killed in a vehicle crash while responding to a burglary in progress call.

    The reporting party told the 911 operator that weapons were involved and a woman was alone with two young children.

    The victim deputy left Groveton for Carlisle with his lights and his siren activated, heading south on FM 355. As he entered a right-hand curve near Old Onalaska Road, his squad car left the road on the left-hand side. The car struck several pine trees and the engine compartment caught fire. The fire was put out by members of the Groveton Volunteer Fire Department. Deputy Tatum died at the scene.

    Deputy Tatum was the K-9 deputy for Trinity County.

    Deputy Tatum is survived by his wife, two daughters, parents, and two grandchildren.

    Agency Contact Information
    Trinity County Sheriff's Department
    P. O. Box 95
    Groveton, TX 75845

    Phone: (936) 642-1424

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