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 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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Deputy Sheriff Gabriel Leander Pool is my husbands 3rd great Uncle. We are humbled by his sacrifice and his pictures hangs on our family wall as a constant reminder of what is means to truly serve others. As a family with a long line of LEO's it is very touching to see others remembering those gone long before us.

Erin Murphy

August 26, 2018

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