Deputy City Marshal George White

Deputy City Marshal George White

Fort Worth Marshal's Office, Texas

End of Watch Friday, August 8, 1879

George White

Deputy City Marshal White succumbed to a gunshot wound received six days earlier when he was ambushed by the family of a man he had just arrested.

Marshal White had traveled to Arlington, Texas, with a man who claimed he owned a horse that had been sold illegally by another man. While in Arlington, Marshal White arrested the man for selling the horse and began back towards Fort Worth. During the horse ride the man's family ambushed them, striking Deputy Marshal with a shotgun blast.

The suspect was apprehended and sentenced to five years. The conviction was eventually overturned on an appeal due to a technicality regarding Deputy Marshal White being sworn in.

Bio

  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Saturday, August 2, 1879
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Apprehended

ambush, retaliation

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Rest in Peace Deputy Marshal George White Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice protecting the citizens of Fort Worth and The Great State of Texas.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends and Co-Workers. I also Pray that the scum who murdered you are burning in hell as I type this reflection. I pray that the hounds of hell are ripping their souls apart.

Amen.

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

August 7, 2016

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