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Sheriff George W. Alexander | Dallam County Sheriff's Department, Texas Dallam County Sheriff's Department, Texas

Sheriff

George W. Alexander

Dallam County Sheriff's Department, Texas

End of Watch: Saturday, July 19, 1930

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 54

Tour: 5 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Not available

Offender: Shot and killed

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Sheriff Alexander and two other officers went to serve an arrest warrant on a suspect. Sheriff Alexander and another officer entered the front door while another officer covered the back door. When Sheriff Alexander entered the house he was shot and killed. The third officer entered the back door after hearing shot and shot and killed the suspect. The officer then shot and killed the suspect's brother, who was armed with a shotgun, and wounded a third suspect. Sheriff Alexander died 40 minutes later.

Sheriff Alexander had been with the agency for 5 years.

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Dear Grandfather George,

We remember with great sorrow your untimely passing. You were joined this Monday by your granddaughter Ann Claire Bridges Walker upon her passing. You and Grandmother Allie hold a special place in our hearts and the history of the State of Texas. You were elected Sheriff and on your death, Allie was appointed Sheriff to fill the remainder of your term.

That appointment means that Grandmother Allie was the only female Sheriff to serve in the history of Dallam County, Texas and (to our knowledge) the only female Sheriff in the history of the State of Texas.

Alan A. Walker
Great great grandson of Sheriff George W. Alexander
October 5, 2013

 

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