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Sheriff Thomas A. Ragsdale | Fannin County Sheriff's Office, Texas Fannin County Sheriff's Office, Texas

Sheriff

Thomas A. Ragsdale

Fannin County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch: Monday, May 11, 1885

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 45

Tour: 5 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Rifle

Offender: Not available

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Sheriff Ragsdale and Deputy Joseph Buchanan 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.
Sheriff Ragsdale had been with the agency for five years and was survived by his wife.

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Deputy Sheriff Joseph R. Buchanan
Fannin County Sheriff's Office, Texas
End of Watch: Tuesday, May 12, 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 11, 2015

 

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