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Guard Earl W. Darby | Tarrant County Convict Camp, Texas Tarrant County Convict Camp, Texas

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Earl W. Darby

Tarrant County Convict Camp, Texas

End of Watch: Friday, July 1, 1921

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 20

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire (Accidental)

Incident Date: 6/30/1921

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Guard Early Darby succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained the previous day when his pistol fell from its holster and discharged.

He was supervising a work crew of county inmates on the Azle Road. He had just gotten off of the water truck and was removing his coat when the accident occurred. The round struck him in the abdomen, causing a serious wound. He was transported to City and County Hospital where he succumbed to the wound the following day.

Guard Darby was survived by his parents and three brothers.

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
Texas
July 4, 2015

 

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