Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 17 years
Badge # 605
Incident Date: 12/5/2000
Weapon: Handgun; .38 caliber
Offender: Sentenced to life
Sergeant David Furrh was shot and killed while participating in a warrant search of a home in a neighboring county.
Sergeant Furrh and officers from several agencies were serving the warrant when the incident took place. As the officers approached the residence, the suspect inside stuck a .38 caliber handgun through a crack in the front door and fired approximately five rounds, striking Sergeant Furrh, who was not wearing a vest. The suspect, who had twice served jail time for two separate murders, was taken into custody at the scene. The man was sentenced to three life sentences plus 20 years.
Sergeant Furrh had served in law enforcement for 17 years and had been employed with the Gonzales County Sheriff's Department for four years. He is survived by his wife, three children, parents and two sisters.