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Sheriff J. F. Holmes | Trinity County Sheriff's Office, Texas Trinity County Sheriff's Office, Texas

Sheriff

J. F. Holmes

Trinity County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch: Thursday, April 26, 1877

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: 3 months

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 4/11/1877

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Arrested

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Sheriff J.F. Holmes was shot and killed in Trinity while attempting to arrest a man wanted in several counties for murder and stealing horses.

The subject shot the unarmed Sheriff Holmes in the head, causing a fatal wound. Sheriff Holmes succumbed to the wound 15 days later.

The man who shot him was arrested by a posse in Polk County. The outcome of the trial is not known.

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Sheriff Holmes,
On today, the 140th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Trinity County.

R.I.P.
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Anonymous
United States Border Patrol
April 26, 2017

 

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