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Deputy Sheriff Theron Eldridge Harris County Sheriff's Office, Texas

Deputy Sheriff

Theron Eldridge "Eddie" Shofner

Harris County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch: Wednesday, July 14, 1948

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 31

Tour: 5 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 7/14/1948

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Suspect: Apprehended

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Deputy Shofner was shot and killed when he attempted to take action when he was robbed while off duty. He was picking up his wife at the railroad office when an escaped convict attempted to steal his car at gunpoint. Deputy Shofner pulled his duty weapon and exchanged shots with the suspect. Deputy Shofner was fatally wounded. The suspect was later apprehended after a manhunt.

Deputy Shofner had been with the agency for five years and was survived by his wife.

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Heroes live forever, Deputy Shofner, and we will never forget. Thank you for the sacrifice you made for the citizens of Harris County and the great State of Texas.

Greater Houston C.O.P.S.
July 14, 2013

 

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