Deputy Heinrich Wilhelm Hoffman, Jr.

Deputy Heinrich Wilhelm Hoffman, Jr.

Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Sunday, February 19, 1893

Heinrich Wilhelm Hoffman, Jr.

Deputy Hoffman was shot and killed after being set up to get into a shoot out. The patrons of the local saloon did not like the suspect because he had a temper and they did not like Deputy Hoffman because he arrested them, so they got the suspect drunk and called the deputy to come arrest him knowing a shoot out was possible. When Deputy Hoffman arrived the suspect drew his weapon and shot Deputy Hoffman who returned fire killing the suspect. Deputy Hoffman died two days later.
Deputy Hoffman was survived by his wife and two sons.

Bio

  • Age 26
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Heroes live forever, Deputy Hoffman, and we will never forget. Thank you for the sacrifice you made for the citizens of Fort Bend County and the great State of Texas.

Greater Houston C.O.P.S.

February 19, 2013

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