Reserve Captain Don H. Willmon

Reserve Captain Don H. Willmon

Angelina County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Sunday, May 13, 1979

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Don H. Willmon

Reserve Captain Don Willmon was stabbed to death while questioning a suspect in an alley behind a store on Bonner Street.

The suspect stabbed him as he attempted to radio for assistance. The suspect was arrested in Mexico on August 28th, 2003, by the FBI and Mexican authorities. The man was released by Mexican authorities several days after being arrested because the Mexican statute of limitations had passed.

Reserve Captain Willmon was survived by his wife, daughter, son, parents, and four siblings. His son joined the Lufkin Police Department.


  • Age 32
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Stabbed
  • Weapon Edged weapon; Knife
  • Offender Released by Mexican authorities

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Don Willmon was my uncle and more like a father to me! The day you left broke our hearts! We still feel the sick feeling of unbelief and hurt that goes beyond words! You are still loved dearly, still missed, and there is still sorrow in my heart for our loss as a family, a community and your coworkers and friends!
I don’t know how other families make this journey but ours has only been through God’s mercy and grace!

Debra Willmon Wolff

May 13, 2019

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