Police Officer Alpheus D. Neill

Police Officer Alpheus D. Neill

Waco Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Tuesday, February 6, 1877

Alpheus D. Neill

Officer Neill was shot and killed when he responded to a disturbance where a man was threatening to kill his wife and her father. As Officer Neill came onto the property the suspect shot him.
Officer Neill had been with the agency for one year and was survived by his wife and three children.

On August 20, 1850, Neill and two fellow Texas Rangers, John L. Wilberger and D.C. "Doc" Sullivan, were traveling back to their company when they were attacked by Indians. Wilbarger and Sullivan were killed, and Neill was wounded and left for dead. He walked and crawled 65 miles to the nearest town.


  • Age 50
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Not available

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Rest In Peace former Ranger Private John L. Wilbarger. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice protecting the citizens of Texas.

I Pray for Peace for your Family. I also Pray that the hounds of hell gnaw on the soul of your murderer.


B. Sherwood Senior Special Agent retired
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, TX

August 20, 2016

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