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Deputy Sheriff James Duncan Reddicks | Hardin County Sheriff's Department, Texas Hardin County Sheriff's Department, Texas

Deputy Sheriff

James Duncan Reddicks

Hardin County Sheriff's Department, Texas

End of Watch: Friday, June 30, 1939

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 64

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Shotgun; 12 gauge

Offender: Charges dismissed

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Deputy Sheriff James Reddicks was shot and killed from ambush by a subject whom he had just ejected from a motion picture show in Saratoga.

Deputy Reddicks, who was working in a cafe he owned in Saratoga, was sent for by the man operating the motion picture show because a man at the show was creating a disturbance. Deputy Reddicks went to the location and told the man to go home. The man responded that he was going to get his father's shotgun and return with it.

Deputy Reddicks returned to his cafe and was sitting behind the counter when the man returned and fired two blasts from the shotgun through a window, striking him with both shots.

The man fled but turned himself in the following day. He was charged with murder but the charges were dismissed two years later.

Deputy Reddicks was survived by several adult children.

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Deputy Sheriff Reddicks,
On today, the 77th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Hardin County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol
June 30, 2016

 

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