Sheriff John W. Love

Sheriff John W. Love

Limestone County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Wednesday, April 18, 1877

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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.


  • Age 35
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

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

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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.


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

April 18, 2016

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