Deputy Sheriff Arthur Frances Schnaubert, Jr.

Deputy Sheriff Arthur Frances Schnaubert, Jr.

Upton County Sheriff's Department, Texas

End of Watch Friday, January 31, 1964

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Arthur Frances Schnaubert, Jr.

Deputy sheriffs Arthur F. Schnaubert, Jr. and Malcolm Reimers were involved in a rollover accident around 12:30 a.m. about 4.3 miles northeast of McCamey on King Mountain Road.

The deputies had been on a roadblock after an armed robbery in Odessa, and the deputies began in pursuit of a vehicle they believed to be the robbers. The wrecked vehicle was discovered at about 6:30 a.m. Deputy Sheriff Schnaubert was pronounced dead at the scene, and the other deputy was taken to the hospital in serious condition. The deputy told investigators they were chasing a vehicle when their patrol car went off the road and sideswiped several guard posts, went into a pasture, and overturned three times.

Deputy Sheriff Schnaubert was survived by his wife, a son, a daughter, two brothers, four sisters, and four grandchildren. His father, Arthur F. Schnaubert, Sr., was the first sheriff of Upton County in 1910 and served until 1914.

He was buried in the McCamey Cemetery.


  • Age 61
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Not available

robbery in progress, single vehicle crash

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Deputy Sheriff Schnaubert,
On today, the 60th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Upton County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol(Retired)

January 31, 2024

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