Sheriff John Henry Feeley

Sheriff John Henry Feeley

Culberson County Sheriff's Department, Texas

End of Watch Monday, February 9, 1914

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John Henry Feeley

Sheriff John Feeley was shot and killed after responding to a call where two well-known political officials, a judge, and a citizen were fighting while armed in the streets. As Sheriff Feeley attempted to stop the fight by stepping in between the two men, the judge shot him in the head, killing him instantly.

The only punishment the judge received for murdering Sheriff Feeley was a $50 fine for discharging a firearm.

Sheriff Feeley had served with the Culberson County Sheriff's Department for six years. He was survived by his wife and six children.


  • Age 42
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Fined $50

fight call, weapons violation

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The stories from my grandmother Dorothy Feely Fugate Shaw gave insight to my Great Grandfather John Henry. I loved history especially of my family. My cousin erected the headstone on his grave in Feely cemetery. Also Jon Feely 1st born is buried there.

Deborah Fugate Owen
Great Granddaughter

August 29, 2022

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