Sheriff George F. Wharton

Sheriff George F. Wharton

Jackson County Sheriff's Department, Texas

End of Watch Sunday, September 13, 1903

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George F. Wharton

Sheriff George Wharton and Deputy Frank Brugh were shot and killed by a man they had just arrested on a train traveling between Victoria and Edna. The man was wanted for escaping from a prison in Billings, Montana. As the suspect was being put in a cell at the jail he was able to obtain a gun and mortally wounded both officers. Sheriff Wharton was able to return fire and kill the suspect as well.

Sheriff Wharton had been with the agency for three years.


  • Age 42
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

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Heroes live forever, Sheriff Wharton, and we will never forget. Thank you for the your sacrifice for the citizens of Jackson County and the great State of Texas.

Greater Houston C.O.P.S.

September 13, 2013

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