Sheriff W. T. "Brack" Morris

Sheriff W. T. "Brack" Morris

Karnes County Sheriff's Department, Texas

End of Watch Wednesday, June 12, 1901

W. T. "Brack" Morris

Sheriff Brack 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.

Bio

  • Age 40
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Pardoned

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Rest in Peace Sheriff W. T. (Brack) Morris. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice protecting the citizens of Karnes County, Texas.

I Pray for Peace for your Family. I also Pray that while your murderer escaped punishment on this earth that the hounds of hell gnaw on his bones as his soul forever burns in the lake of fire.

Amen.

Senior Special Agent B.L. Sherwood (Ret)
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, TX

June 12, 2016

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