Deputy Sheriff Larry Sherwood Kolb

Kendall County Sheriff’s Department, Texas
DOD: Saturday, October 2, 1999

Deputy Kolb was shot and killed when he was ambushed at a shots fired call. He had responded to the call while he was off duty because he was the closest officer to the scene. As he was approaching the residence he identified himself as a deputy and was then shot in the neck and chest by the suspect, who was using an AK-47. Deputy Kolb was not wearing a bullet proof vest. Other officers who the arrived on the scene found the suspect hiding under a trailer. The suspect fired at them as well and was killed when the officers returned fire.

Deputy Kolb had served with the Kendall County Sheriff’s Department for 3 years and is survived by his wife and two young sons.

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I used to work with Larry, and I had arrested the suspect, an illegal alien from Central America, for an unrelated crime three months earlier.

I remember receiving the call from another officer about the incident. Although it’s been almost twelve years ago, it seems like yesterday.

Thank you Larry for your service, and I pray your family is well.

Dave Lomakoski Police Officer
Lansing PD
April 23, 2011

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