Deputy Sheriff Jackson M. Phillips

Deputy Sheriff Jackson M. Phillips

Bandera County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Friday, December 29, 1876

Jackson M. Phillips

Deputy Jack Phillips was killed by Indians while leaving Hondo Canyon while on official business.

He had stopped for dinner at a local rancher's home and was leaving the ranch when he was attacked.

He attempted to retreat back to the ranch but was caught and murdered by the Indians. His body was located a short time later by a couple passing through the area. The couple informed the rancher, who retrieved the body the following morning. The Indians escaped and were never apprehended.

Deputy Phillips was a Confederate Army veteran of the Civil War. He was survived by his wife, two sons, daughter, and brother. His brother served as the county sheriff.

Bio

  • Age 37
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Assault
  • Weapon Unknown weapon
  • Offender Never apprehended

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Deputy Sheriff Phillips,
On today. 137th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Bandera County. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Anonymous
United States Bordef Patrol

December 29, 2013

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