Officer John A. Ogletree

Officer John A. Ogletree

Fort Worth Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Thursday, May 15, 1913

John A. Ogletree

Officer Ogletree was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a man for firing a gun in public. Officer Ogletree confronted the man and ordered him to drop the gun. The man instead opened fire, striking Officer Ogletree in the chest.

Despite being mortally wounded, Officer Olgetree was able to make it to the steps of a local saloon. He returned fire but missed the suspect. He was then taken to the St. Joseph Infirmary, where he succumbed to his wounds.

The suspect was eventually arrested and sentenced to death by hanging.

Officer Ogletree was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 36
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun; 12 gauge
  • Offender Executed

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Rest in Peace Officer John A. Ogletree. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice protecting the citizens of Ft Worth Texas. Your courage in the face of danger is a testament to your character.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends and Co-Workers. I also Pray that the thug that murdered you met with a dastardly fate. May the hounds of hell forever pursue his sorry soul. May the flames of hell totally consume his soul!


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

May 15, 2016

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