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Deputy Sheriff James Walter Jackson | Shelby County Sheriff's Department, Texas Shelby County Sheriff's Department, Texas

Deputy Sheriff

James Walter Jackson

Shelby County Sheriff's Department, Texas

End of Watch: Monday, May 9, 1927

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 38

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire (Accidental)

Incident Date: 5/5/1927

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On Thursday, May 5, 1927, Shelby County Deputy Sheriff Walter Jackson, 38, was getting out of his car in front of his father’s store in Center, Texas, when his pistol fell to the running board, accidentally discharging and a bullet pierced his stomach. He died on Monday morning, Monday, May 9, 1927, in a Center sanitarium.

James Walter Jackson was buried in the Jackson Cemetery in Shelby County. He was survived by his wife, Ollie B. Jackson, and four children, James, Julius, Annie Bell and Ruby M. He was also survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. T. W. Jackson, and two brothers, T. L. and C. C. Jackson, and one sister, Mrs. J. D. English, all of the Jackson community.

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Rest in Peace Deputy James Jackson. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice protecting the citizens of Shelby County, Texas.

Senior Special Agent B.L. Sherwood (Ret)
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, Texas
May 9, 2016


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