Bio & Incident Details
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Badge # 564
Offender: Sentenced to death
Deputy Tony Ogburn and Deputy Sheriff Paul Habelt were shot and killed after responding to a domestic violence call.
Deputies Habelt, Ogburn, and Kevin Harris responded to a domestic disturbance call in Payne Springs. When they arrived, the suspect opened fire on them with a high powered rifle. Deputies Habelt and Ogburn were killed, and the Harris deputy was wounded.
The suspect was shot and wounded by responding officers. He was taken into custody, convicted of murder, and sentenced to death.
Deputy Ogburn had served with the Henderson County Sheriff's Department for eight years and had previously served with the Malakoff Police Department.
He was survived by his wife, four children, other relatives and a host of friends and co-workers. He was buried in the Oaklawn Cemetery in Athens, Texas.
Related Line of Duty Deaths
Deputy Sheriff Paul Steven Habelt