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Jailer Addison D. Wyser | Robertson County Sheriff's Department, Texas Robertson County Sheriff's Department, Texas


Addison D. Wyser

Robertson County Sheriff's Department, Texas

End of Watch: Sunday, May 28, 1882

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 38

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Military veteran

Cause: Assault

Weapon: Blunt object; Pipe

Offender: Two executed in 1883

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Jailer Addison Wyser was beaten to death during a jail break early on a Sunday morning.

Three inmates attacked him with a metal pipe and beat him severely. He succumbed to his wounds later in the evening. The three suspects were apprehended and convicted of his murder. Dan Compton was sentenced to life in prison. Fred E. Waite and Watts Banks were sentenced to death. Waite was hanged on March 23, 1883, and Banks was hanged on April 23, 1883.

Ad Wyser was a Confederate Army veteran of the Civil War. He was survived by his brother, W. Q. Wyser, who was the Sheriff at the time of his murder. He was buried in the Franklin Cemetery.

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Rest in Peace Jailer Addison D. Wyser. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice protecting the citizens of Robertson County, Texas.

I Pray for Peace for your ancestors and the men and women who now serve the Robertson County Sheriff's Department. I also Pray that the hounds of hell are now gnawing on the bones of those responsible for your murder. May their mangy souls forever burn in hell.


Senior Special Agent B.L. Sherwood (Ret)
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, TX
May 27, 2016


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