Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 1 week
Badge # Not available
Weapon: Gun; Unknown type
Offender: Sentenced to life imprisonment
Patrolman Holmes and Sheriff Paul Vinson, of the King County Sheriff's Department, Texas, were shot and killed while responding to a disturbance call outside a rural store between Paducah and Guthrie.
While they were placing one man in the patrol car, another man stepped onto the porch of the store behind them and began firing. A third highway patrolman returned fire, but suffered no injury.
The suspect was taken into custody at a ranch about a mile away. He was later convicted of Sheriff Vinson's murder and sentenced to life imprisonment.
Patrolman Holmes had been with the agency for only 12 days and was stationed at Spur. He was survived by his wife and child.
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Sheriff Paul Roy Vinson