Deputy Sheriff Newton Sam Gorman

Deputy Sheriff Newton Sam Gorman

Kimble County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Friday, March 8, 1878

Newton Sam Gorman

Deputy Newton Gorman was shot and killed while intervening in an argument between two cousins and a third man over a lawsuit involving a yoke of oxen. The man and the two cousins had encountered each other in front of the county courthouse in Junction City. One of the cousins had pulled out a pistol and was threatening the man when Deputy Gorman arrived. Deputy Gorman identified himself as a peace officer and told the men to lay down their guns.

The other cousin opened fire, shooting Deputy Gorman in the chest. Although wounded, Deputy Gorman returned fire and shot one of the cousins. The other man returned fire at the cousins as well. During the ensuing gunfight, Deputy Gorman and all three participants of the original argument were killed.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

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

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This reflection is for Newton Samuel Gorman buried in San Saba, Texas. He has no headstone and although it is a historical site the owners of the property will not allow anyone in, nor will they respond to requests to add a headstone.

Carolyn Wheeler
My2nd cousin 4x removed

August 31, 2014

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