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Sheriff Jake Giles | Jefferson County Sheriff's Department, Texas Jefferson County Sheriff's Department, Texas

Sheriff

Jake Giles

Jefferson County Sheriff's Department, Texas

End of Watch: Friday, March 24, 1916

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 50

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Both apprehended

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Sheriff Jake Giles was shot and killed by a female suspect as he transported her and her husband to face felony charges. The suspect pulled a hidden pistol and shot Sheriff Giles and then stole his gun and fled.

Both subjects were later arrested. The female was acquitted of murder but sentenced to 10 years on an escape charge. The male was convicted and sentenced to life in prison but escaped after four years.

Sheriff Giles, a widower, was survived by his nine children, parents, and sister.

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As a descendent of Jake's my father followed him into law enforcement. He still wears the badge after 30years. The story of the murderers Paul and Ida Hadley are passed down in our family.

Twyla Wilson
descendnet of fallen
September 4, 2015

 

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