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Sheriff Hamilton Bass Dickson | Wharton County Sheriff's Department, Texas Wharton County Sheriff's Department, Texas

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Hamilton Bass Dickson

Wharton County Sheriff's Department, Texas

End of Watch: Wednesday, February 7, 1894

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 38

Tour: 3 years, 2 months

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Shot and killed

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Sheriff Hamilton Dickson was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a suspect who had earlier murdered Constable Mose Townsend, of the Colorado County Constable's Office, during a jail break.

Sheriff Dickson and the sheriff from Colorado County had met up to look for the suspect. As the two sheriffs entered a brushy area the suspect opened fire, fatally wounding Sheriff Dickson. Both officers were able to return fire and kill the suspect.

Sheriff Dickson had been sheriff for four years. He was survived by his wife and two sons.

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Constable A. Mose Townsend
Colorado County Constable's Office - Precinct 4, Texas
End of Watch: Thursday, January 18, 1894
Cause: Stabbed

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Heroes live forever, Sheriff Dickson, and we will never forget. Thank you for the sacrifice you made for the citizens of Wharton County and the great State of Texas.

Greater Houston C.O.P.S.
February 7, 2013

 

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