Sheriff W. W. Satterwhite

Sheriff W. W. Satterwhite

Howard County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Tuesday, March 24, 1925

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W. W. Satterwhite

Sheriff W. Satterwhite and Constable George Reeves were shot and killed while attempting to arrest a murder suspect. As the two officers approached the suspect's house the suspect grabbed his rifle and shot Constable Reeves, killing him instantly. Sheriff Satterwhite ran to a nearby house, but the suspect caught up with him and shot and killed him as well. The suspect was later located by a posse of 300 men, and killed.

Sheriff Satterwhite was survived by his wife and six children.


  • Age 56
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Killed by posse

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Remembering you. Your ultimate service will never be forgotten. I support the blue.
Rest Easy Sir

Susan Witt (Reeves family)
Great niece to Deputy John C Reeves (1928)
Tucson, AZ

July 17, 2020

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