Deputy Sheriff Gabriel Leander Pool

Deputy Sheriff Gabriel Leander Pool

Milam County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Thursday, April 7, 1887

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Gabriel Leander Pool

Deputy Sheriff Lee Pool was shot and killed around 8 p.m. 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 of the suspect some 10 miles southwest of Rockdale, the suspect refused to surrender and opened fire from inside the home with a Winchester rifle. Deputy Pool, standing outside next to a tree, was struck and fatally wounded. The suspect was eventually 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 Rifle; Winchester
  • Offender Charged with murder

arrest attempt

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Rest in Peace, Lee. Lee was was my cousin. He was killed by the outlaw Will Jacobs. Jacobs was convicted, but served only 10 years in prison before being pardoned by Texas governor. Thanks to Milam County Deputy Gregg Kouba for his assistance in my quest to get Lee added to this memorial.

Jack Pool, U.S. Border Patrol, 1971 to 2002. I have personally known many officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice, may they rest in peace.

April 4, 2020

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