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Deputy Sheriff Duff G. Williams | Smith County Sheriff's Office, Texas Smith County Sheriff's Office, Texas

Deputy Sheriff

Duff G. Williams

Smith County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch: Thursday, August 26, 1869

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 31

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Shotgun

Offender: Not available

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Little is known as to why Deputy Sheriff Duff G. Williams confronted Brown and Gus Mosely. The Smith County murder indictment record dated August 27, 1869 reported in part:

...On August 26, 1869 in Smith County...Duff Williams acting as the special deputy sheriff of said County of Smith in the discharge of his duties as such deputy sheriff was feloniously and willfully attacked by Brown and Gus Mosely. Deputy Williams was shot twice with a double barrel shotgun and died instantly...

Deputy Williams was survived by his wife Susan K. Williams and one son, Harry H. Williams. No cemetery records have been located.

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Rest In Peace Deputy Sheriff Duff G. Williams. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice Protecting the citizens of Smith County, Texas.

I Pray for Peace for your family and those brave souls who have chosen to follow in your footsteps. I also Pray that the scum who murdered you shall burn forever in the lake of fire.


B. Sherwood Senior Special Agent retired
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, TX
August 24, 2016


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