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Deputy Sheriff Alijah W. Williamson County Sheriff's Office, Texas

Deputy Sheriff

Alijah W. "Caige" Grimes

Williamson County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch: Friday, July 19, 1878

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 27

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Two shot and killed

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Deputy Alijah Grimes was shot and killed during a stakeout of a local bank. He and other officers from his agency and the Texas Rangers received a tip that the Bass Gang would rob the bank. The officers observed four members of the gang enter a store next door to the bank. Deputy Grimes approached one of the gang members and asked if he was armed. The suspect, notorious outlaw Sam Bass, immediately shot him. Two Texas rangers who were nearby opened fire on the gang, killing one, and mortally wounded Bass. The other two escaped.

Deputy Grimes was a Freemason and a former Texas Ranger; he was survived by his wife and is buried in the northeast corner of the Round Rock Cemetery, Round Rock, Texas.

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Deputy Sheriff Grimes,
On today, the 138th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Williamson County.


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July 19, 2016


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