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Private Walter Lee Hooker | Texas Rangers, Texas Texas Rangers, Texas

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Walter Lee Hooker

Texas Rangers, Texas

End of Watch: Tuesday, August 28, 1894

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 25

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Drowned

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On August 28, 1894 Private Hooker and several rangers were on a scout when Hooker decided to ride to a nearby ranch and get a fresh horse. When he did not return search parties began looking for him. Due to heavy rains and flooding the creeks as well as the Nueces River were over their banks, and it was feared he had drown. On September 15th his body was recovered in LaSalle County.

Hooker was assigned to Company “F” of the Frontier Battalion under the command of Captain J.A. Brooks stationed in Cotulla.

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Rest In Peace Ranger Private Walter Lee Hooker. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice Protecting the citizens of The Great State of Texas.

I Pray for Peace for your family and those brave souls who have chosen to follow in your footsteps.

Amen.

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

 

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