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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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Tomorrow your Brothers and Sisters at the Williamson County Sheriff's Office right a wrong and replace your tombstone which was broken with a new one that will stand forever. Rest in Peace you are not the "Forgotten Deputy."

There is a line
the color of the sky
on a clear afternoon

There is a line
the hue of the ocean
on a bright sunny day

There is a line
the purest shade of a newborn's eyes
awakening for the first time

There is a line
that protects us from harm
in all we do
whether day or night

There is a line
no one can penetrate
no one can alleviate

There is a line
made of those who choose
to follow a calling many do not hear
and still more do not comprehend

They choose to walk
the path of fear, hate, and mistrust
taken by so few
but marked by so many

And when one leaves this line
they leave a legacy
but the line does not break
for the remaining must still protect

There may be emptiness
a loss, or sadness
but never a hole
not in this line

This line that holds
the ghosts of the souls who have gone
and the souls of the ghosts who will be
The Thin Blue Line

Kimberly A. Erb

Sgt Craig Gripentrog
Williamson County Sheriff's Office
April 9, 2015

 

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