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Deputy Sheriff George M. Leftwich | Jack County Sheriff's Department, Texas Jack County Sheriff's Department, Texas

Deputy Sheriff

George M. Leftwich

Jack County Sheriff's Department, Texas

End of Watch: Saturday, August 10, 1901

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 46

Tour: 1 day

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Not available

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Deputy George Leftwich was shot and killed when he and several members of a posse encountered a group of suspected horse thieves seven miles outside of Jacksboro.

A gunfight ensued and Deputy Leftwich was killed. The suspects escaped the scene.

Deputy Leftwich had been deputized earlier in the day by the sheriff to help arrest the horse thieves.

He was survived by his wife.

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Thank you for your service Great-grandfather.

Charles Leftwich
November 17, 2016

 

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