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Sheriff Walter Warren Hollingsworth | Coryell County Sheriff's Department, Texas Coryell County Sheriff's Department, Texas

Sheriff

Walter Warren Hollingsworth

Coryell County Sheriff's Department, Texas

End of Watch: Sunday, April 22, 1934

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 60

Tour: 19 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Assault

Incident Date: 7/16/1931

Weapon: Blunt object; Pipe

Offender: Not available

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Sheriff Walter Hollingsworth succumbed to injuries received when he was accidentally struck on the head with a pipe while struggling with a mentally ill prisoner in the county jail. A friend of Sheriff Hollingsworth's came to his aid and accidentally struck him on the head with the pipe.

Sheriff Hollingsworth had been sheriff for 19 years and was survived by his wife and eight children.

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Rest in peace Sheriff, your legacy lives on in your cousins son (my husband)is a retired law enforcement officer, James V. Hollingsworth, and our son Robert is a Dallas police officer. We chose this honorable profession for our own and appreciate your service to the profession.

Assistant Presiding Officer
Texas Commission on Law Enforcement
May 3, 2016

 

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