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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

Incident Date: 7/19/1878

Weapon: Handgun

Suspect: 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 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 immediately shot him.

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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I'd rather see streets in Round Rock named for Dep. Grimes than for his killer, Sam Bass.

James Bordonaro
citizen of Kansas
January 3, 2014

 

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