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Deputy Sheriff William Don Reese | Dallas County Sheriff's Department, Texas Dallas County Sheriff's Department, Texas

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William Don Reese

Dallas County Sheriff's Department, Texas

End of Watch: Monday, February 15, 1971

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Apprehended

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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.

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Rest in Peace Deputies Reese, Infante, and Robertson. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice. I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends and Co-Workers. I also Pray that the hounds of hell forever gnaw at the flesh of your murderers.

Amen

Senior Special Agent B.L. Sherwood
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston,TX
February 15, 2016

 

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