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Deputy Sheriff Jailer John William Benjamin Adair | Hunt County Sheriff's Office, Texas Hunt County Sheriff's Office, Texas

Deputy Sheriff Jailer

John William Benjamin Adair

Hunt County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch: Saturday, August 28, 1886

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 37

Tour: 2 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Stabbed

Incident Date: 8/28/1886

Weapon: Edged weapon; Knife

Suspect: Not available

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Deputy Adair was stabbed to death while escorting six escapees back to the Hunt County Jail.

As the traveled back to the jail, one of the inmates attempted to escape again. Deputy Adair gave his pistol to a passing citizen and told him to go after the inmate. While Deputy Adair was guarding the remaining prisoners, they attacked him. The suspects cut Deputy Adair's throat and wrist, then they cut him from his shoulder to his waist. Deputy Adair succumbed to his injuries four days later.

Deputy Adair had served with the Hunt County Sheriff's Office for two years and was survived by his wife and two children.

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Thank you for your service rest in peace.

ret. police cpl. stanley massey
alamo community college police dept san antonio tx
August 28, 2011

 

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