Deputy Sheriff William J. Stanley

Deputy Sheriff William J. Stanley

Williamson County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Saturday, August 6, 1887

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William J. Stanley

Deputy Stanley was shot and killed outside his home by two horse thieves he had been searching for. The two men ambushed Deputy Stanley as he repaired his fence and shot him ten times.

One of the suspects were shot and killed the next month in a gun battle with two United States Deputy Marshals.

Deputy Stanley was survived by his wife and nine children.


  • Age 55
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender One shot and killed

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Rest in Peace Deputy Sheriff William J. Stanley. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice protecting the citizens of Williamson County, Texas.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends and Co-Workers. I also Pray that the scum who murdered you is burning in hell as I type this reflection. I pray that the hounds of hell are ripping his soul apart.


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

August 7, 2016

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