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Deputy Sheriff Henry Isom Chandler | San Augustine County Sheriff's Office, Texas San Augustine County Sheriff's Office, Texas

Deputy Sheriff

Henry Isom Chandler

San Augustine County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch: Monday, January 11, 1932

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 57

Tour: 7 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Rifle; .38 caliber

Offender: Unknown

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Deputy Sheriff Henry Isom Chandler lived in the lodging house at the Camp Worth logging camp owned by the Frost-Johnson Lumber Company. The camp was about 25 miles east of Nacogdoches. In the early morning a man called Deputy Chandler to the door and shot him with a .38 caliber Winchester rifle. The man then fled the scene. Deputy Chandler had been called earlier to settle a quarrel between the suspect and his wife. Texas Rangers were sent to search for the killer. No other information was located as to name of the suspect or whether he was ever apprehended or prosecuted.

Deputy Chandler was buried in the Swift Cemetery in Nacogdoches County.

Deputy Chandler had served with the agency for seven years. He was married and had at least three children.

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On the 83rd anniversary of your death, you are remembered. Thank you for your service.

Lt. Milton E. Proctor
Deer Park Police Dept, Oh (Ret)
January 11, 2015


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