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Sheriff W. T. Karnes County Sheriff's Department, Texas

Sheriff

W. T. "Brack" Morris

Karnes County Sheriff's Department, Texas

End of Watch: Wednesday, June 12, 1901

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 40

Tour: 5 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Pardoned

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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.

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Sheriff Robert M. Glover
Gonzales County Sheriff's Department, Texas
End of Watch: Friday, June 14, 1901
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Posseman Henry J. Schnabel
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End of Watch: Friday, June 14, 1901
Cause: Gunfire

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June 15, 2015

 

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