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Policeman Silas Benjamin Newcomb | Victoria Police Department, Texas Victoria Police Department, Texas


Silas Benjamin Newcomb

Victoria Police Department, Texas

End of Watch: Tuesday, December 18, 1866

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 22

Tour: Not available

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Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 12/16/1866

Weapon: Rifle

Offender: Not available

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Policeman Silas Newcomb succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained two days earlier when he was a shot by a Union Army soldier.

The Union Army had occupied the town following the end of the Civil War. The soldier shot Policeman Newcomb in the chest without provocation as Policeman Newcomb walked his beat.

Policeman Newcomb was a Confederate States Army veteran of the Civil War. He is buried in Evergreen Cemetery in Victoria.

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Officer Newcomb,
On today, the 147th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Victoria.


United States Border Patrol
December 18, 2013


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