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Deputy Sheriff Samuel E. Lindsey | Rains County Sheriff's Department, Texas Rains County Sheriff's Department, Texas

Deputy Sheriff

Samuel E. Lindsey

Rains County Sheriff's Department, Texas

End of Watch: Wednesday, November 3, 1886

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 40

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: One shot and killed

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Deputy Lindsey was shot and killed while he and other deputies attempted to arrest two men wanted for stealing horses and theft of mortgaged property in Ellis County, Texas.

The posse was fired upon by the two men as the deputies approached their camp. Deputy Lindsey was struck by one of the shots and killed instantly.

One of the suspects was shot and killed in return gunfire, but the other escaped from the camp. The man who escaped was later arrested in Kaufman County, Texas.

Deputy Lindsey was interred in Emory City Cemetery in Emory, Texas.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 123rd anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya

November 5, 2009


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