Deputy Sheriff Gabriel Leander Pool

Deputy Sheriff Gabriel Leander Pool

Milam County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Thursday, April 7, 1887

Gabriel Leander Pool

Deputy Sheriff Lee Pool was shot and killed as he and a posse attempted to arrest a man who had murdered Deputy Sheriff Richard McCoy, of the Guadalupe County Sheriff's Office, on May 16th, 1881.

As the deputies identified themselves at the home the suspect refused to surrender and opened fire from inside the home. Deputy Pool, standing outside next to a tree, was struck and fatally wounded. The suspect was apprehended and charged with Deputy Pool's murder.

Deputy Pool was survived by his parents and brother.


  • Age 27
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Charged with murder

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Rest in Peace Deputy Gabriel L. Pool. Thank You for your Valiant Service and Courageous Sacrifice. You are remembered on this 129th anniversary of your Great Sacrifice Protecting the citizens of Milam County, Texas. Your valiant service has obviously inspired a great Legacy of law enforcement officers in your family.

I Pray for Peace for your Family and loved ones. I also Pray that the scum that took your life be forever pursued by the hounds of hell. May they forever gnaw at his rotting flesh.


Senior Special Agent B.L. Sherwood (Ret)
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, Texas

April 7, 2016

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