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Deputy Sheriff Joseph R. Buchanan | Fannin County Sheriff's Office, Texas Fannin County Sheriff's Office, Texas

Deputy Sheriff

Joseph R. Buchanan

Fannin County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch: Tuesday, May 12, 1885

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 54

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 5/11/1885

Weapon: Rifle

Offender: Not available

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Deputy Buchanan and Sheriff Thomas Ragsdale were shot and killed as they attempted to serve warrants on suspected horse thiefs. As the officers approached the house the two brothers opened fire, killing them.
Deputy Buchanan was survived by his wife.

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Sheriff Thomas A. Ragsdale
Fannin County Sheriff's Office, Texas
End of Watch: Monday, May 11, 1885
Cause: Gunfire

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
God Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
Texas
May 12, 2015

 

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