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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Tracing back my family heritage, my great-grandmother was a Clendennen in Limestone County. I had some great-aunts and cousins who lived in Kosse and the surrounding areas that I remember visiting when I was a kid over 50 years ago. I had no knowledge of you then, but every time I go through there now, I think of you and the ultimate sacrifice you made. My father was in law enforcement, as I have been for the past 35 years. Rest in Peace, Deputy Ned Clendennen. I look forward to meeting you on the heavenly side one day.

Officer Joe Boyd
Coppell Police Department

May 21, 2019

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