Sheriff James Mastin

Sheriff James Mastin

Erath County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Monday, June 25, 1877

James Mastin

Sheriff James Mastin was shot and killed when he and a deputy went a farm near Stephenville to arrest a horse thief.

After searching the house the officers went back outside. The suspect suddenly stepped from behind a tree and opened fire on the officers, mortally wounding Sheriff Mastin. The deputy returned fire, wounding the man, who then escaped. A posse of Texas Rangers located the man on September 15th, 1877, and killed him in a shootout.

Bio

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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Time ticks on and Law Men die doing their jobs. Honorable men who pursue men who are not honorable. RIP Sheriff.

Lieutenant Don B. Miller
Stephenville Police Dept. in Erath County

June 6, 2017

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