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Sheriff Carl Bosco Bright | Sabine County Sheriff's Department, Texas Sabine County Sheriff's Department, Texas

Sheriff

Carl Bosco Bright

Sabine County Sheriff's Department, Texas

End of Watch: Tuesday, January 15, 1918

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 46

Tour: 1 year

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Unknown weapon

Offender: Suspected killed by posse

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Sheriff Carl Bright received information that a man named Time Battle had killed two men in Louisiana and was hiding out in a cabin near Hemphill in Sabine County. The sheriff gathered a posse and surrounded the cabin. When they attempted to arrest Battle, a gunfight erupted and the sheriff was shot and killed. The posse killed the suspect.

Sheriff Bright was buried in the Hemphill Cemetery in Sabine County. He was survived by his wife and six children. He had been elected sheriff of Sabine County on November 7, 1916.

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Thank you and may god bless and protect your entire family throughout eternity for you service and sacrifice to your fellow man.

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Texas CPS-- Former Sgt Hemphill PD
October 14, 2013

 

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