Private Frank Sieker

Private Frank Sieker

Texas Rangers, Texas

End of Watch Sunday, May 31, 1885

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Frank Sieker

Private Sieker was shot and killed after attempting to arrest horse thieves.

Private Sieker and seven other Texas Rangers tracked the suspects to a creek 80 miles north of Laredo. When the Rangers attempted to arrest the suspects, a gun battle ensued, and Private Sieker was killed. Two of the suspects went to the Webb County Sheriff for protection. When the Rangers arrived at the Sheriff's office, he released the suspects and arrested the Rangers.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Released

arrest attempt

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Frank Sieker was my Great uncle… I have been trying to find where he was buried.. He was killed by Mexican Bandits approximately 120 yrs ago while chasing them . He was with co D of the Texas Rangers. He was shot off of his horse near Ambrosia creek and the Rio Grand river 40 mi south of Eagle Pass Tx . If anyone has knowledge of his grave site, please text on this site with your info… This Ranger deserves recognition, thank you, Fred Sieker

Fred Sieker
Grand Nephew

May 4, 2022

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