Deputy Sheriff Algie R. Puckett

Deputy Sheriff Algie R. Puckett

Red River County Sheriff's Department, Texas

End of Watch Wednesday, July 21, 1920

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Algie R. Puckett

Deputy Sheriff Algie R. Puckett and two other men went to the Lawson farm south of Annona with a warrant to arrest Fox Belcher. The warrant was for stealing a pair of pants. Belcher managed to grab Deputy Puckett's pistol from its holster and then disarm the other men. Puckett attempted to rush Belcher and retrieve his pistol. Belcher fired four or five times killing Deputy Puckett almost instantly. Belcher escaped from the scene of the shooting. The next day Belcher was shot and killed by a Titus County Constable and his son who were attempting to arrest him.

Puckett was one of fifteen children raised in the community of English in Red River County. He is buried in the Garland Cemetery, Red River County, Texas.


  • Age 35
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Shot and killed the next day

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Rest in Peace Deputy Sheriff Algie R. Puckett. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice Protecting the citizens of Red River County, Texas. Your Service is Exemplary in all respects.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends and Co-Workers. I also Pray that the hounds of hell forever gnaw on the rotten soul of your murderer.


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

July 20, 2016

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