Deputized Civilian John T. Horton

Deputized Civilian John T. Horton

Young County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Tuesday, March 20, 1894

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John T. Horton

Deputy J. T. Horton was shot and killed while assisting the Young County sheriff serve a warrant.

During the arrest, the suspect began to resist and shot Deputy Horton, killing him.

The suspect was convicted of murdering Deputy Horton and sentenced to 35 years in prison.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to 35 years


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On today, the 130th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Young County.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol(Retired)

March 20, 2024

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