Deputy Sheriff Elbert Watkins

Deputy Sheriff Elbert Watkins

Falls County Sheriff's Department, Texas

End of Watch Tuesday, August 21, 1973

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Elbert Watkins

Deputy Watkins and Deputy Harold Humphus were shot and killed while attempting to arrest a man on a mental warrant. During the arrest the suspect was able to gain control of Deputy Humphus' revolver and shot both deputies. The suspect was arrested a short distance away carrying the deputies' shotgun.

Deputy Watkins had been a part-time deputy for the agency for 20 years and had only been a full-time deputy for 1 year. He was survived by his wife and six children.

Bio

  • Age 66
  • Tour 21 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Charged with capital murder

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Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Watkins.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

March 9, 2019

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