Deputy Sheriff Julian Abraham Partin

Deputy Sheriff Julian Abraham Partin

Imperial County Sheriff's Office, California

End of Watch Wednesday, February 11, 1920

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Julian Abraham Partin

Deputy Partin was shot and killed by a bar hall owner who was upset about investigations that Deputy Partin was leading. Deputy Partin had been appointed a deputy sheriff the previous October and was attempting to clean up the town of Winterhaven. Deputy Partin made complaints about the suspect's pool and gambling hall to the sheriff and was attempting to have it closed down.

As Deputy Partin walked from his home to a nearby store, the suspect confronted him and shot him with a .32 caliber handgun. The 40-year-old suspect was convicted of Deputy Partin's murder and was sentenced to life. He was paroled on October 18, 1939, and died three months later.

Deputy Partin had been with the Imperial County Sheriff's Office for only four months and was survived by his wife and children. One of Deputy Partin's sons, Policeman C. M. Partin, was killed in the line of duty on January 23, 1927, while serving with the Los Angeles Police Department.

Bio

  • Age 38
  • Tour 4 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .32 caliber
  • Offender Paroled in 1939

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Deputy Sheriff Partin,
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 Imperial County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

February 11, 2020

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