Field Inspector George Bingham Grissom

Field Inspector George Bingham Grissom

Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association, Texas

End of Watch Tuesday, July 5, 1892

George Bingham Grissom

The train arrived in Clarendon in Donley County. It carried Constable J.F. Green, D.A. Peel, and Bingham Grissom, an inspector for the Stock-Raisers' Association of North-West Texas (present day Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association). The three men went into a saloon (reported as Frank Borcher’s and Jim Kanea’s) on Kearney Street at 6:20 a.m. Potter County Sheriff R.M. Worden was in Clarendon to attach witnesses and was in the saloon, but was unarmed. Constable Green had arrested one of the Bell clan and sent him to prison for cow stealing, and a feud existed between Green and the Bell’s. R.W. “Bob” Bell, well known cowboy and frontiersman, and his brother, Eugene Bell, were in the saloon or followed Green into the saloon. Bob Bell opened fire on Constable Green. A stray bullet hit Inspector Grissom and killed him. Constable Green shot seven times and killed Bell before dying himself. Eugene Bell was arrested. It is unknown if he was ever convicted of any charge.

Grissom was buried in the Bolivar Cemetery in Sanger in Denton County. It is unknown if he was survived by a wife or children. He was one month shy of his 36th birthday.

Bio

  • Age 35
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Unknown weapon
  • Offender Killed by constable

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Rest in Peace Field Inspector & Special Ranger George B. Grissom. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice protecting the citizens of The Great State of Texas.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends and Co-Workers. I also Pray that the scum who murdered you forever burn in the lake of fire.

Amen.

Senior Special Agent B.L. Sherwood (Ret)
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, TX

July 6, 2016

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