Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 5 years
Badge # Not available
Incident Date: 6/12/1901
Weapon: Gun; Unknown type
Sheriff Morris was shot and killed while questioning a man about a stolen horse. During the questioning the suspects brother charged at the sheriff, who shot and wounded him. The suspect then began shooting at him, striking him four times. After falling to the ground, Sheriff Morris was shot one more time.
Two days later the suspect shot and killed Gonzales County Sheriff Robert Glover and Posseman Henry Schnabel, who were trying to arrest him for Sheriff Morris' murder. The suspect was eventually pardoned by the governor of Texas.
Sheriff Morris had served with the Karnes County Sheriff's Department for 5 years.