Deputy City Marshal Tobe E. DeRacy

Deputy City Marshal Tobe E. DeRacy

Pecos Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Saturday, March 10, 1945

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Tobe E. DeRacy

Deputy City Marshal Tobe DeRacy was stabbed to death while arresting a man for vagrancy.

The suspect asked the marshal if he could go to his room for a change of clothes. As the two entered the suspect's room the man suddenly turned and stabbed Deputy Marshal DeRacy with a 15-inch dagger, killing him instantly.

On June 2, 1945, the man, 52, was convicted of Deputy Marshal DeRacy's death and sentenced to life in prison. He died in prison on November 7, 1957.

Deputy Marshal DeRacy was survived by his wife and five children.


  • Age 42
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Stabbed
  • Weapon Edged weapon; Dagger
  • Offender Died in prison


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Deputy City Marshal DeRacy,
On today, the 75th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Pecos. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

March 10, 2020

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