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Sheriff Abraham G. Byler | Baxter County Sheriff's Department, Arkansas Baxter County Sheriff's Department, Arkansas

Sheriff

Abraham G. Byler

Baxter County Sheriff's Department, Arkansas

End of Watch: Wednesday, June 15, 1892

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 63

Tour: 16 years

Badge # Not available

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Rifle

Offender: Never apprehended

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Sheriff Abraham Byler was shot and killed while attempting to serve an arrest warrant on a murder suspect in Gassville.

The suspect opened fire on Sheriff Byler with a rifle and then fled to Georgia. He was never apprehended or tried for Sheriff Byler's murder.

Sheriff Byler was a veteran of the Confederate Army and he served as the first sheriff of Baxter County. He was survived by his wife and children.

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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
June 15, 2015

 

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