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Sheriff Joseph L. Hood | Bexar County Sheriff's Office, Texas Bexar County Sheriff's Office, Texas

Sheriff

Joseph L. Hood

Bexar County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch: Thursday, March 19, 1840

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 38

Tour: 3 years

Badge # Not available

Military veteran

Cause: Stabbed

Weapon: Edged weapon; Bow and arrow

Offender: Not available

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Sheriff Joseph Hood was killed after being stabbed with an arrow while struggling with a member of the Comanche tribe at the "Council House Fight." The fight began over the release of hostages being held by the tribe

Sheriff Hood was a veteran of the Republic of Texas Army and had served as the Bexar County sheriff for three years. He was survived by eight siblings.

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Sheriff, you proved yourself more than worthy of the title HERO.

Though 176 years have passed, you have not been forgotten, Brother. God Bless.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.
March 19, 2016

 

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