Deputy Sheriff John H. Lamkin

Deputy Sheriff John H. Lamkin

Nolan County Sheriff's Department, Texas

End of Watch Thursday, June 15, 1933

John H. Lamkin

Deputy Lamkin succumbed to gunshot wounds received two weeks earlier when he came upon a burglary in progress while on patrol. The suspect immediately opened fire, striking him several times. The suspect also struck him with his vehicle as he fled.

The suspect was sentenced to 50 years in prison for murdering Deputy Lamkin. On June 19, 1936, he and another inmate murdered Guard Felix Smith as they escaped from prison. They were both recaptured and the suspect was sentenced to death for murdering the prison guard. He was executed in the electric chair on August 20, 1937. The second inmate was sentenced to 60 years for murdering Guard Smith.

Deputy Lamkin was survived by his wife and five children.

Bio

  • Age 57
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Thursday, June 1, 1933
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Not available

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Rest in Peace Deputy Sheriff John H. Lamkin. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice protecting the citizens of Nolan County, Texas.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends and Co-Workers. I also Pray that the hounds of hell forever gnaw on the bones of your murderer.

Amen.

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

June 15, 2016

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