Deputy Jailer Henry Ross McCain

Deputy Jailer Henry Ross McCain

Wharton County Sheriff's Department, Texas

End of Watch Sunday, July 19, 1908

Henry Ross McCain

Deputy Jailer McCain succumbed to stab wounds sustained two days earlier when he was attacked by a prisoner two days earlier. He was able to escape the attack after being stabbed several times. He was then taken by train to St. Joseph Hospital where he died two days later.

The suspect was able to escape the jail but was arrested the day after the attack.

Deputy Jailer McCain had served with the agency for 7 years.


  • Age 37
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Stabbed
  • Incident Date Friday, July 17, 1908
  • Weapon Edged weapon; Knife
  • Offender Apprehended

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Gone but not forgotten!

Capt. Daniel E. Marek
Wharton County Sheriff's Office

July 19, 2014

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