Bio & Incident Details
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Deputy Sheriff Samuel Infante, Deputy William Reese, and Deputy Arthur Robertson, of the Ellis County Sheriff's Department, were shot and killed after being abducted by two men while conducting a burglary investigation.
Deputy Reese and Deputy Infante were backing up Deputy Robertson at the home of one of the suspects. Five deputies were abducted and taken to the Trinity River. The three deputies killed, were shot execution style. A fourth Dallas County deputy was able to escape and get help. The fifth deputy was shot in the chest, but survived. Both suspects were apprehended.
Both suspects were convicted of murder and sentenced to death. Three years later they received new trials and were sentenced to life.