Sergeant Tom Anderson Sitton

Sergeant Tom Anderson Sitton

Nacogdoches County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Friday, May 24, 1996

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Tom Anderson Sitton

Sergeant Sitton was shot and killed and another deputy was shot and wounded while serving a warrant on terrorist activities.

The suspect was arrested at the scene and charged with capital murder and assault on a peace officer. He was convicted and sentenced to life in prison.

Sergeant Sitton had served with the agency for 7 years. He is survived by his wife and two daughters.

In May 2019, Highway 21 West was renamed Sergeant Tom Sitton Memorial Highway and the signs were posted the following November.


  • Age 33
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge 513

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to life in prison

warrant service

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Sgt. Sitton,
On today, the 25th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Nacogdoshes County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

May 24, 2021

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