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Sheriff Richard Allen Pauley | Coleman County Sheriff's Department, Texas Coleman County Sheriff's Department, Texas

Sheriff

Richard Allen Pauley

Coleman County Sheriff's Department, Texas

End of Watch: Saturday, May 16, 1925

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 45

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Apprehended

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Sheriff Pauley was shot and killed after being called to the railroad yard to assist in apprehending two men who were riding on top of a freight car. The men had boarded the train at Brownwood, Texas, and refused the conductor's order to leave. When the train stopped in Santa Anna the conductor telegraphed ahead to Coleman to ask for the sheriff to meet him when the train arrived. As Sheriff Pauley climbed the ladder he was shot by one of the suspects. He succumbed to his wounds two days later.

The suspects were later captured by a posse of over 1000 men.

Sheriff Pauley was survived by his wife and son.

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Rest in Peace Sheriff Richard Allen Pauley. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice protecting the citizens of Coleman County, Texas.

I Pray for Peace for your ancestors. I also Pray that the hounds of hell forever gnaws at the bones of your murderers!

Amen.

Senior Special Agent B.L. Sherwood
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, TX
May 16, 2016

 

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