Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 5 years
Badge # 900
Weapon: Officer's handgun
Offender: Sentenced to life
Sheriff Ronnie Dodds and Chief Deputy Albert Jakubek were shot and killed while transporting prisoners from Shiner to Halletsville.
During the transport, one of the prisoners was able to gain control of Sheriff Dodd's service revolver and shot both officers. Sheriff Dodds was killed instantly and Chief Deputy Jakubek succumbed to injuries two weeks later. The triggerman was sentenced to death but had his sentence commuted to life in prison.
Sheriff Dodds had originally been elected in 1964 and was serving his second term as sheriff.
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Chief Deputy Sheriff Albert W. Jakubek