Deputy Sheriff Joseph R. Buchanan

Deputy Sheriff Joseph R. Buchanan

Fannin County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Tuesday, May 12, 1885

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Joseph R. Buchanan

Deputy Buchanan and Sheriff Thomas Ragsdale were shot and killed as they attempted to serve warrants on suspected horse thiefs. As the officers approached the house the two brothers opened fire, killing them.
Deputy Buchanan was survived by his wife.


  • Age 54
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Monday, May 11, 1885
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender Not available

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
God Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

May 12, 2015

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