Deputy City Marshal Albertus Sweet

Deputy City Marshal Albertus Sweet

Belton Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Friday, December 9, 1881

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Albertus Sweet

Deputy Sweet was shot and killed after attempting to stop the ambush of another Deputy. When Deputy sweet learned of a plot to ambush another Deputy City Marshal he informed that Deputy of the plot, deputized two men and confronted the two suspects. A gunfight ensued and Deputy Sweet was shot and killed by one suspects with a shotgun. Both men were eventually apprehended but acquitted at trial.


  • Age 38
  • Tour Not available
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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Acquitted

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Deputy Marshal Sweet(
On today, the 140th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Belton. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

December 9, 2021

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