Deputy Sheriff Oscar Sharp

Deputy Sheriff Oscar Sharp

Falls County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Thursday, November 4, 1920

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Oscar Sharp

Deputy Sharp was shot and killed in the Falls County Jail during an escape attempt. He had just opened the cell doors to give the inmates their lunch when he was attacked and shot with his own weapon. Although mortally wounded, he was able to thwart the escape by throwing the jail keys out of a window. Two prisoners were apprehended for the murder and hung the following year.
Deputy Sharp was survived by his wife and four chidlren.


  • Age 40
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Executed in 1921

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Deputy Sheriff Sharp,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Falls County.


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November 4, 2020

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