Posseman Henry J. Schnabel

Posseman Henry J. Schnabel

Gonzales County Sheriff's Department, Texas

End of Watch Friday, June 14, 1901

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Henry J. Schnabel

Posseman Henry Schnabel and Sheriff Robert Glover were shot and killed while attempting to arrest a man for murdering Karnes County Sheriff W.T. Morris two days earlier. The suspect was waiting in ambush, and as Sheriff Glover and Posseman Schnabel approached, he opened fire. Sheriff Glover and Posseman Schnabel were killed. The suspect was arrested but was later pardoned by the governor of Texas.

Posseman Schnabel was survived by his wife and several children. He was buried in Belmont Cemetery.


  • Age 39
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

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

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On today, the 116th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Gonzales County.


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June 14, 2017

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