Special Ranger Robert Lee Franklin

Special Ranger Robert Lee Franklin

Texas Rangers, Texas

End of Watch Saturday, September 9, 1933

Robert Lee Franklin

Special Texas Ranger Lee Franklin was responding to a call that a woman had been assaulted in Conroe in Montgomery County when his automobile left the roadway and collided with a telephone pole. Franklin was taken to the hospital with a broken leg, ribs and other injuries. He was reported to be doing well but suddenly died four days later.

Franklin had been appointed a Special Texas Ranger on March 15, 1933 and served almost 5 months. He had previously been an officer in Nacogdoches County, a constable in Trinity County and a city policeman in Conroe. He was survived by his wife and four children. He was buried in the Alazan Cemetery in Nacogdoches County.

Bio

  • Age 47
  • Tour 5 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash
  • Incident Date Tuesday, September 5, 1933

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Robert Lee Franklin was my dad's half brother. They did not grow up knowing each other. If fact, they never met, but I am extremely proud to call him my uncle. He is, indeed, a hero. Rachel Franklin Hill

Rachel Franklin Hill
Niece

May 12, 2013

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