Special Deputy Sheriff John S. Davis

Special Deputy Sheriff John S. Davis

Hays County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Sunday, June 8, 1913

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John S. Davis

Special Deputy Sheriff John Davis was stabbed to death while attempting to quell a disturbance at a dance near San Marcos.

Two men attacked him while he intervened. One of the men held him while the other stabbed him repeatedly. He succumbed to his wounds earlier the following morning.

One subject were convicted of his murder and sentenced to 99 years in prison. The other subject was tried and acquitted.

Deputy Davis was survived by his wife and four small children. He was buried in the San Marcos Cemetery.


  • Age 37
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Stabbed
  • Incident Date Saturday, June 7, 1913
  • Weapon Edged weapon; Knife
  • Offender Sentenced to 99 years

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Rest in Peace Special Deputy John S. Davis. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice protecting the citizens of Hays County, Texas.

I Pray for Peace for your Family and Ancestors. I also Pray that the hounds of hell are gnawing on the bones of those responsible for your murder. May they rot in hell!


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

June 8, 2016

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