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Sheriff C. S. Pecos County Sheriff's Department, Texas

Sheriff

C. S. "Pete" Ten Eyck

Pecos County Sheriff's Department, Texas

End of Watch: Saturday, February 25, 1978

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 71

Tour: 25 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Heart attack

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Sheriff Ten Eyck suffered a fatal heart attack immediately after dealing with an unruly prisoner who had been complaining about being arrested and handcuffed. After refusing to cut the prisoner any slack Sheriff Ten Eyck began to walk out of the room and collapsed.

Sheriff Ten Eyck had served as sheriff for 25 years.

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Sheriff Ten Eyck hired me in January 1968 as a resident deputy .He was one of the finest men I have ever known are worked for. I remember that night very well.

Retired Sheriff ,Bruce Wilson
Pecos County sheriff's department
January 21, 2016

 

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