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Deputy Sheriff Harry Charles McCormick | Wharton County Sheriff's Department, Texas Wharton County Sheriff's Department, Texas

Deputy Sheriff

Harry Charles McCormick

Wharton County Sheriff's Department, Texas

End of Watch: Saturday, June 26, 1920

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Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

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Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Rifle

Offender: Shot and killed

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Deputy McCormick was shot and killed while helping a fellow deputy serve a warrant on a man. The suspect first agreed to go with the officers but then began to resist and was able to gain control of the partner's pistol. At that moment the suspect's brother emerged with a Winchester rifle. As Deputy McCormick began to help his partner the brother shot him in the head, killing him.

The two brothers were shot and killed the following week after being surrounded by a posse. Two other men who aided in their original escape were lynched by citizens.

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Rest in Peace Deputy Sheriff Harry C. McCormick. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice protecting the citizens of Wharton County, Texas.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends and Co-Workers. I also Pray
that the hounds of hell forever gnaw on the bones of your murderers.


Senior Special Agent B.L. Sherwood (Ret)
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, TX
June 26, 2016


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