Sheriff Carl Bosco Bright

Sheriff Carl Bosco Bright

Sabine County Sheriff's Department, Texas

End of Watch Tuesday, January 15, 1918

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Carl Bosco Bright

Sheriff Carl Bright received information that a man named Time Battle had killed two men in Louisiana and was hiding out in a cabin near Hemphill in Sabine County. The sheriff gathered a posse and surrounded the cabin. When they attempted to arrest Battle, a gunfight erupted and the sheriff was shot and killed. The posse killed the suspect.

Sheriff Bright was buried in the Hemphill Cemetery in Sabine County. He was survived by his wife and six children. He had been elected sheriff of Sabine County on November 7, 1916.


  • Age 46
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Unknown weapon
  • Offender Suspected killed by posse

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One hundred years ago today, Sheriff Carl Bright stood tall in the Thin Blue Line. His assailant is long forgotten. Sheriff Bright is hereby remembered for his selfless service.

Stan Jefferson
Citizen of Arizona

January 15, 2018

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