Deputy Sheriff Isaac Bosse Heffington

Deputy Sheriff Isaac Bosse Heffington

Lee County Sheriff's Department, Texas

End of Watch Monday, December 3, 1883

Isaac Bosse Heffington

Deputy Heffington was shot and killed while searching for a suspect wanted for a robbery and murder. While he was searching an unidentified man stepped out from behind some boxes, said something to him, and then shot him. Deputy Heffington signed a statement while on his death bed implicating a man for the murder, but he man was found not guilty, and the case was never solved.
Deputy Heffington was survived by his wife and children.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Saturday, December 1, 1883
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Never identified

Most Recent Reflection

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Isaac, I have only recently learned your story. I'm a Heffington descendant, although I'm not sure we're related. No matter. Thank you so much for your service to the citizens of Lee County, Texas. I'm sure that, although their loss was great, your children found you to be a great inspiration. Many others have followed since those wild days, and none are forgotten.

Patricia Southward, Civilian

December 27, 2014

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