Deputy Sheriff James B. O'Bannon

Deputy Sheriff James B. O'Bannon

Llano County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Wednesday, July 23, 1884

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James B. O'Bannon

Deputy O'Bannon was shot and killed with his own revolver during a struggle with a prisoner. Deputy O'Bannon was assisting the prisoner post bond when the man suddenly grabbed the deputy's revolver. A struggle ensued and the suspect shot Deputy O'Bannon twice. The man fled and was later apprehended in Grayson County after stealing a horse. He was returned to Llano County to face charges of murdering Deputy O'Bannon.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Apprehended

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Thank you for your service and please know that no passage of time will ever erase the sacrifice you made. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

July 23, 2020

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