Sheriff Andrew Jackson Jacobs

Sheriff Andrew Jackson Jacobs

Goliad County Sheriff's Department, Texas

End of Watch Saturday, June 5, 1869

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Andrew Jackson Jacobs

Sheriff Andrew Jacobs was shot with pistols and a shotgun by two brothers, Madison "Matt," and Christopher "Chris," Peace.

Their reason for shooting the sheriff was that he "showed partiality in making arrests."

Sheriff Jacobs had been appointed sheriff on July 15, 1868 and is reported to be buried in Goliad, Texas.

Matt Peace was shot and killed in 1872, and Chris Peace was acquitted of the murder.


  • Age 50
  • Tour 11 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Madison and Christopher Peace indicted

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Rest in Peace Sheriff Andrew Jackson Jacobs. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice protecting the citizens of Goliad County, Texas.

I Pray for Peace for your Family and the men and women who now serve the Goliad Sheriff;s Office. I also Pray that the hounds of hell forever gnaw on the bones of your murderers. May their graves be infested with brier bushes and snakes. May they burn in the lake of ire forever.


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

June 5, 2016

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