Deputy Sheriff Harry Charles McCormick

Deputy Sheriff Harry Charles McCormick

Wharton County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Saturday, June 26, 1920

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Harry Charles McCormick

Deputy McCormick was shot and killed while helping a fellow deputy serve a warrant on a man. The suspect first agreed to go with the officers but then began to resist and was able to gain control of the partner's pistol. At that moment the suspect's brother emerged with a Winchester rifle. As Deputy McCormick began to help his partner the brother shot him in the head, killing him.

The two brothers were shot and killed the following week after being surrounded by a posse. Two other men who aided in their original escape were lynched by citizens.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender Shot and killed

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On this 100th "anniversary" of your heroic actions, know that no passage of time will ever erase you service or the sacrifice you made. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

June 26, 2020

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