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Sheriff John B. York | Tarrant County Sheriff's Department, Texas Tarrant County Sheriff's Department, Texas


John B. York

Tarrant County Sheriff's Department, Texas

End of Watch: Saturday, August 24, 1861

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 36

Tour: 11 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Stabbed

Weapon: Edged weapon; Knife

Offender: Shot and Killed by Sheriff York

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Sheriff York was killed when a man he was forced to remove from a water line ambushed him and stabbed him. The town was in the middle of a drought and Sheriff York was attempting to maintain order. The citizens of the town would line up for their water ration. When the suspect became disorderly Sheriff York removed him from the line. In an act of revenge the suspect later stabbed and killed Sheriff York. Sheriff York was able to shoot and killed the suspect before he died.

Sheriff York had been with the agency for 11 years and was survived by his wife and three sons.

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Rest In Peace Sheriff John B. York. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice protecting the citizens of Tarrant County, Texas.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends and Co-Workers and those brave souls who choose to follow in your footsteps. I also Pray that the scum who murdered you shall burn forever in the lake of fire.


B. Sherwood Senior Special Agent retired
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, TX
August 20, 2016


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