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Sheriff George F. Wharton | Jackson County Sheriff's Department, Texas Jackson County Sheriff's Department, Texas

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George F. Wharton

Jackson County Sheriff's Department, Texas

End of Watch: Sunday, September 13, 1903

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 42

Tour: 2 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Not available

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Sheriff George Wharton and Deputy Frank Brugh were shot and killed by a man they had just arrested on a train traveling between Victoria and Edna. The man was wanted for escaping from a prison in Billings, Montana. As the suspect was being put in a cell at the jail he was able to obtain a gun and mortally wounded both officers. Sheriff Wharton was able to return fire and kill the suspect as well.

Sheriff Wharton had been with the agency for three years.

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Deputy Sheriff Frank W. Brugh
Jackson County Sheriff's Department, Texas
End of Watch: Sunday, September 13, 1903
Cause: Gunfire

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

Greater Houston C.O.P.S.
September 13, 2013

 

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