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Jailer Wesley Scott Alford | Grimes County Sheriff's Office, Texas Grimes County Sheriff's Office, Texas

Jailer

Wesley Scott Alford

Grimes County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch: Sunday, July 19, 1987

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 22

Tour: 1 year

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; .25 caliber

Offender: life with parole in 15 years

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Jailer Wesley Alford was shot and killed by an inmate during an escape.

Jailer Alford was the only officer on duty when he was shot by a 26-year-old inmate. The inmate had been convicted of aggravated robbery and was awaiting transfer to the state prison to begin serving a 10-year prison term.

The inmate was arrested without incident 12 miles southeast of Anderson, Texas the next day.

Jailer Alford had served with the agency for one year. He was survived by his wife, parents, and brother.

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Heroes live forever, Jailer Alford, and we will never forget. Thank you for the sacrifice you made for the citizens of Grimes County and the great State of Texas.

Greater Houston C.O.P.S.
July 19, 2013

 

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