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Deputy Sheriff Harvey S. Lamb County Sheriff's Department, Texas

Deputy Sheriff

Harvey S. "Harve" Bolin

Lamb County Sheriff's Department, Texas

End of Watch: Saturday, August 20, 1932

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 54

Tour: 22 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Location: New Mexico

Weapon: Rifle

Offender: Shot and killed

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Deputy Harvey Bolin was shot and killed in Roosevelt County, New Mexico, while riding with a posse attempting to apprehend a group of bank robbers. The posse tracked the men to a farmhouse and took positions nearby. The Lamb County Sheriff observed one of the men and called out to him to put up his hands. The suspects then grabbed several weapons and opened fire. Deputy Bolin was struck in the head and killed instantly. A second deputy was seriously injured.

The suspects fled the scene and continued to run from the law. They were responsible for the murders of three other law enforcement officers before one of them was shot and killed, and the others were arrested. The other officers killed were: Sheriff John Moseley of Swisher County, Texas; Chief Deputy Thomas Jones of Lincoln County, New Mexico; and Deputy Joseph Brown of Wise County, Texas.

Deputy Bolin had been in law enforcement for almost 22 years. He was survived by his wife and ten children.

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Related Line of Duty Deaths

Sheriff John C. Moseley
Swisher County Sheriff's Department, Texas
End of Watch: Monday, January 23, 1933
Cause: Gunfire

Deputy Sheriff Joseph Hamilton Brown, Jr.
Wise County Sheriff's Office, Texas
End of Watch: Friday, January 27, 1933
Cause: Gunfire

Chief Deputy Sheriff Thomas W. Jones
Lincoln County Sheriff's Office, New Mexico
End of Watch: Sunday, July 16, 1933
Cause: Gunfire

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Rest In Peace Deputy Sheriff Harvey (Harve) Bolin Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice protecting the citizens of Lamb County, Texas.

I Pray for Peace for your Family. I also Pray that the hounds of hell gnaw on the souls of your murderers.

Amen.

B. Sherwood Senior Special Agent retired
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, TX
August 20, 2016

 

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