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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

Incident Date: 6/12/1901

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Suspect: 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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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 111th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Pe

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
June 15, 2012

 

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