Deputized Civilian John T. Horton

Deputized Civilian John T. Horton

Young County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Tuesday, March 20, 1894

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.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

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

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Another year has passed and you are still admired and respectfully remembered in the hearts and minds of so many. My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this anniversary of your EOW. You will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

March 20, 2010

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