Sheriff Samuel Lee Lockhart

Sheriff Samuel Lee Lockhart

Llano County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Saturday, January 9, 1858

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Samuel Lee Lockhart

Sheriff Lockhart was stabbed to death after telling several men to stop gambling. As he started to walk away one of the men ran up behind him, reached around to his front and began stabbing him with a butcher knife. The suspect was arrested by a deputy in Williamson County and returned to Llano County.

Sheriff Lockhart had been sheriff for only two years. A granite dome near where he was killed was named Lockhart Mountain in his honor.

He was survived by his wife, daughter, and other children.


  • Age 36
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Stabbed
  • Weapon Edged weapon; Knife
  • Offender Apprehended

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Remembering my Great Great Great Grandfather Sam on the 160th Anniversary of his LODD. Thank you for your service and example. I'm proud to have followed your footsteps in being in Law Enforcement.

Sgt. Larry Schones #051
Midwest City Police Dept, Oklahoma

January 9, 2018

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