Deputy Sheriff Samuel E. Lindsey

Deputy Sheriff Samuel E. Lindsey

Rains County Sheriff's Department, Texas

End of Watch Wednesday, November 3, 1886

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Samuel E. Lindsey

Deputy Lindsey was shot and killed while he and other deputies attempted to arrest two men wanted for stealing horses and theft of mortgaged property in Ellis County, Texas.

The posse was fired upon by the two men as the deputies approached their camp. Deputy Lindsey was struck by one of the shots and killed instantly.

One of the suspects was shot and killed in return gunfire, but the other escaped from the camp. The man who escaped was later arrested in Kaufman County, Texas.

Deputy Lindsey was interred in Emory City Cemetery in Emory, Texas.


  • Age 40
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender One shot and killed

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Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Lindsey.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

October 5, 2021

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