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Sheriff John Henry Feeley | Culberson County Sheriff's Department, Texas Culberson County Sheriff's Department, Texas

Sheriff

John Henry Feeley

Culberson County Sheriff's Department, Texas

End of Watch: Monday, February 9, 1914

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 42

Tour: 6 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Fined $50

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Sheriff John Feeley was shot and killed after responding to a call where two well-known political officials, a judge and a citizen, were fighting while armed in the streets. As Sheriff Feeley attempted to stop the fight by stepping in between the two men, the judge shot him in the heard, killing him instantly.

The only punishment the judge received for murdering Sheriff Feeley was a $50 fine for discharging a firearm.

Sheriff Feeley had served with the Culberson County Sheriff's Department for six years. He was survived by his wife and six children.

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100 years ago you fell in the line of duty. I am proud to serve and in some way follow your footsteps and a Texas Lawman. Thank you for your service, you are not forgotten.

Your great-grandson,

Lt Gary Moseley
Cleburne Police Department
February 8, 2014

 

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