Deputy Sheriff Thomas Shain

Deputy Sheriff Thomas Shain

Collin County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Monday, July 2, 1860

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Thomas Shain

Deputy Shain was shot and killed while investigating a recent rash of robberies. He had interviewed a farm owner and was searching the nearby area when he located a man feeding several horses. As he talked to the man he recognized a brand on one of the horses and attempted to place the man under arrest. The suspect produced a revolver and fatally shot Deputy Shain.

Deputy Shain had served with the Collin County Sheriff's Office for 2 years. He was survived by his wife and four children.


  • Age 35
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

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Deputy, on this 160th "anniversary" of your untimely departure, please know that your service and sacrifice will never be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

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

July 2, 2020

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