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Police Officer Absalom Kyle McCarty | Denison Police Department, Texas Denison Police Department, Texas

Police Officer

Absalom Kyle McCarty

Denison Police Department, Texas

End of Watch: Monday, December 25, 1882

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 40

Tour: 4 years

Badge # Not available

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Not available

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Police Officer Absalom McCarty was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a man at the intersection of Austin Street and Crawford Street.

The man he was attempting to arrest was causing a disturbance and brandishing a pistol while threatening to shoot. When Officer McCarty arrived at the location the subject told him to put his hands up. The subject then shot him when he refused to do so.

The subject fled to Indian Territory (modern-day Oklahoma). It is not known if he was ever captured.

Officer McCarty was a Confederate veteran of the Civil War. He had served in law enforcement in Texas for at least four years.

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Officer McCarty,
On today, the 133rd anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Denison. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol
December 25, 2015


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