Sergeant David M. Furrh

Sergeant David M. Furrh

Gonzales County Sheriff's Department, Texas

End of Watch Wednesday, December 6, 2000

David M. Furrh

Sergeant David Furrh was shot and killed while participating in a warrant search of a home in a neighboring county.

Sergeant Furrh and officers from several agencies were serving the warrant when the incident took place. As the officers approached the residence, the suspect inside stuck a .38 caliber handgun through a crack in the front door and fired approximately five rounds, striking Sergeant Furrh, who was not wearing a vest. The suspect, who had twice served jail time for two separate murders, was taken into custody at the scene. The man was sentenced to three life sentences plus 20 years.

Sergeant Furrh had served in law enforcement for 17 years and had been employed with the Gonzales County Sheriff's Department for four years. He is survived by his wife, three children, parents and two sisters.


  • Age 40
  • Tour 17 years
  • Badge 605

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Tuesday, December 5, 2000
  • Weapon Handgun; .38 caliber
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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I saw your photograph in the waiting room of the Gonzales County jail and was curious.
The internet provided me with your story.
I am an officer for nearby Flatonia PD, but I never met you.
Actually, at the time of your death I was a Bexar County deputy.
Please know that you are in the hearts of fellow officers and deputies, who continue to faithfully serve the cause of justice and the principle of law.

Patrolman Marvin Thomas
Flatonia Police Department

July 2, 2014

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