Sheriff James Preston Fulkerson

Sheriff James Preston Fulkerson

Calhoun County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Sunday, April 4, 1852

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James Preston Fulkerson

Sheriff Fulkerson was shot and killed after responding to a disturbance.

When he arrived he confiscated a rifle from the man responsible for the disturbance and told him to leave town. As he was leaving, he shot and killed Sheriff Fulkerson with a 2nd gun he had in his possession.

Sheriff Fulkerson had served with the Calhoun County Sheriff's Office for two years and was survived by his wife and four children.


  • Age 45
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

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

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