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Deputy Sheriff B. B. Sullivan | Caldwell County Sheriff's Office, Texas Caldwell County Sheriff's Office, Texas

Deputy Sheriff

B. B. Sullivan

Caldwell County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch: Friday, July 7, 1876

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 24

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Lynched by citizens

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Deputy Sullivan was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a suspect at a local store.

As the deputy attempted to handcuff the suspect, the man
pulled a revolver from his boot and shot the deputy.

The suspect was later arrested by the Hays County Sheriff. He was convicted of Deputy Sullivan's murder and sentenced to hang. When citizens learned that the suspect may have the conviction overturned on appeal, they stormed the county jail and lynched the suspect.

Deputy Sullivan was survived by his wife. He is buried in Lockhart City Cemetery.

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Always a brother....no matter how long.

Constable Stuart Prettel
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