Captain Henry Lee Ransom

Captain Henry Lee Ransom

Texas Rangers, Texas

End of Watch Monday, April 1, 1918

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Henry Lee Ransom

Captain Ransom was shot and killed while investigating a shooting.

He and another ranger were in Sweetwater, Texas, on business and were staying in a local hotel. Two other hotel guests began shooting at each other in the hallway and Captain Ransom was shot as he and the other ranger, who were in their night clothes, stepped into the hallway to investigate. The two men who were shooting fled the scene but were later apprehended.

Captain Ransom was a U.S. Army veteran of the Spanish-American War and the Philippines Insurrection. He had been in law enforcement for eight years and was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 45
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Apprehended


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Rest In Peace Sgt Marshall Bailey West Virginia State Police.You are gone but will never be forgotten.Final 10-07 10-42 .You are now on station in Heaven. And to Capt.Henry Lee Ransom Texas Ranger a distant cousin of mine.May your memory live on.

F/SGT Eugene Lee Ransom Rest.
Whitesville Police Dept.Boone Co West Virginia

October 25, 2018

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