Deputy Sheriff Lewis Markham Huffman

Deputy Sheriff Lewis Markham Huffman

Harrison County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Monday, April 26, 1909

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Lewis Markham Huffman

Deputy Huffman was shot and killed when he and another deputy went to a railroad camp to investigate a disturbance. Shots were fired at the deputies as they approached the scene. Both officers were struck and Deputy Huffman died at the scene. His partner survived.

Three suspects were apprehended. Four days later a mob lynched all three.


  • Age 27
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Lynched

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Rest In Peace Deputy Lewis Markham Huffman. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice Protecting the citizens of Harrison County, Texas.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends and Co-workers. I also pray that the scum that murdered you relive the moment that they were lynched for eternity. May the coals of hell forever be heaped upon their heads.


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

April 26, 2016

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