Bio & Incident Details
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Deputy William Reese, Deputy Samuel Infante, and Deputy Arthur Robertson, of the Ellis County Sheriff's Department, were shot and killed after being abducted by two men while conducting a burglary investigation.
Deputy Reese and Deputy Infante were backing up Deputy Robertson at the home of one of the suspects. The three were abducted, taken to the Trinity River and were shot execution style. Another Ellis County deputy was able to escape and get help. Both suspects were apprehended.
Both suspects were convicted of murder and sentenced to death. Three years later they received new trials and sentenced to life.
Related Line of Duty Deaths
Deputy Sheriff Samuel Garcia Infante, Jr.
Deputy Sheriff Arthur James Robertson