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Sheriff John C. Moseley | Swisher County Sheriff's Department, Texas Swisher County Sheriff's Department, Texas


John C. Moseley

Swisher County Sheriff's Department, Texas

End of Watch: Monday, January 23, 1933

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 49

Tour: 4 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Shot and killed

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Sheriff Moseley was shot and killed during a shootout with two suspects. One of the men was shot and killed at the scene. The second was apprehended and eventually executed for the murder of Sheriff Moseley.

The suspects were responsible for the murders of three other law enforcement officers before one of them was shot and killed and the others were arrested. The other officers killed were: Deputy Harvey Bolin of Lamb County, Texas; Chief Deputy Thomas Jones of Lincoln County, New Mexico; and Deputy Joseph Brown of Wise County, Texas.

Sheriff Moseley had served as sheriff for 4 years and had just begun his third 2-year term. His wife was appointed to sheriff to fulfill his remaining term.

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Related Line of Duty Deaths

Deputy Sheriff Harvey S. "Harve" Bolin
Lamb County Sheriff's Department, Texas
End of Watch: Saturday, August 20, 1932
Cause: Gunfire

Deputy Sheriff Joseph Hamilton Brown, Jr.
Wise County Sheriff's Office, Texas
End of Watch: Friday, January 27, 1933
Cause: Gunfire

Chief Deputy Sheriff Thomas W. Jones
Lincoln County Sheriff's Department, New Mexico
End of Watch: Sunday, July 16, 1933
Cause: Gunfire

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Rest In Peace Sheriff John C. Moseley. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice protecting the citizens of Swisher County, Texas.

I Pray for Peace for your Family. I also Pray that the hounds of hell forever gnaw on the souls of your murderers.


B. Sherwood Senior Special Agent retired
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, TX
August 20, 2016


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