Deputy Sheriff Robert Ned Clendennen

Deputy Sheriff Robert Ned Clendennen

Limestone County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Friday, May 21, 1875

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Robert Ned Clendennen

Deputy Sheriff Robert Clendennen was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a man who just set the county courthouse on fire.

After setting the fire, which destroyed all the county's records, the suspect returned to his home near Groesbeck. When a posse, including Deputy Clendennen, arrived, the suspect fled from his residence firing at the officers as he exited. Deputy Clendennen was struck and died at the scene.

Deputy Clendennen was survived by his sister.


  • Age 25
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender Not available

arrest, arson

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Rest in Peace Deputy Robert Ned Clendennen. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice protecting the citizens of Limestone County, Texas.

I Pray for Peace for your Family and for the men and women that still serve Limestone County. I also Pray that the hounds of hell are gnawing on the bones of your murderer as his soul is being burned up in the lake of fire!


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

May 21, 2016

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