Sheriff John W. Love

Sheriff John W. Love

Limestone County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Wednesday, April 18, 1877

John W. Love

Sheriff John Love was shot and killed near Greenwood, Louisiana while extraditing several prisoners from Shreveport, Louisiana.

He and a Shreveport detective were riding in the front of a wagon when one of the men grabbed Sheriff Love's pistol and shot him approximately one-quarter mile from Greenwood. The suspects were then chased into a swamp by a posse and shot and killed.

Sheriff Love's body was returned to Groesbeck and he was buried in Tehuacana. He was survived by his wife and three siblings.

Bio

  • Age 35
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Louisiana
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Shot and killed

Most Recent Reflection

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Rest in Peace Sheriff John W. Love. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice protecting the citizens of Limestone County, Texas.

I Pray that the hounds of hell forever gnaw at the rotting carcass' of your murderers.

Amen.

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

April 18, 2016

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