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Sheriff Alexander C. Starks | Rockwall County Sheriff's Office, Texas Rockwall County Sheriff's Office, Texas

Sheriff

Alexander C. Starks

Rockwall County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch: Friday, September 29, 1876

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 37

Tour: 2 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Shotgun

Offender: Committed suicide

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Sheriff Starks was shot and killed in revenge for the shooting of a suspect in April 1875, almost 18 months earlier. The son of the suspect who had been killed swore revenge on the sheriff for the shooting.

The sheriff had retired from office and was in the process of selling his farm to move. A man came to the farm under the premise he was interested in buying it and then shot Sheriff Starks with a shotgun.

The suspect was arrested and confessed to being hired to murder Sheriff Starks by the son for a fee of $625. The suspect was sentenced to death but committed suicide before being executed.

Sheriff Starks had served as sheriff for 2 years. He was survived by his wife and child.

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Sheriff Starks,
On today, the 139th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Rockwall County.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol
September 29, 2015

 

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