Deputy Sheriff William Pape

Deputy Sheriff William Pape

Gillespie County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Wednesday, June 6, 1928

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William Pape

Deputy Sheriff William Pape succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained on April 22nd, 1928, as he and several other officers were conducting vehicle checks while searching for illegal alcohol in Tivydale.

A suspect, 33, was arrested after the shooting and charged with assault with intent to murder. On June 21, 1929, he was convicted if murder and sentenced to three years. He was released on May 10, 1931.

Deputy Pape was a widower and was survived by one son and his father.


  • Age 53
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Sunday, April 22, 1928
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to 3 years

alcohol violation

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Rest in Peace Deputy William Pape. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice protecting the citizens of Gillespie County, Texas.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends and Co-Workers. I also pray the hounds of hell forever gnaw at the carcass of your murderer!


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

April 22, 2016

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