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Deputy Sheriff W. L. Jerrell | Dona Ana County Sheriff's Department, New Mexico Dona Ana County Sheriff's Department, New Mexico

Deputy Sheriff

W. L. Jerrell

Dona Ana County Sheriff's Department, New Mexico

End of Watch: Tuesday, February 5, 1884

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: 1 week

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: One Shot - all never captured

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Deputy Sheriff Jerell was shot and killed by stagecoach robbers. Sheriff Jerrell was returning home on a train after attempting to track some outlaws who had fled New Mexico to Texas. He was riding with a Texas Ranger when they were informed that there were stagecoach robbers onboard. When the robbers entered the officer’s stagecoach a gunfight began and Sheriff Jerell was shot and killed. One suspect was also shot by the Texas Ranger but all the suspects were able to escape.
Sheriff Jerrell had been with the agency for ten days and was survived by his wife and three children.

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Rip Deputy Jerrell you will never be forgotten

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February 5, 2017

 

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