Deputy Sheriff Jacob Anderson Ratliff

Deputy Sheriff Jacob Anderson Ratliff

Falls County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Sunday, June 3, 1906

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Jacob Anderson Ratliff

Mack Bazee, aka Mat Bazy, entered a saloon in the town of Perry and "began to rough house." When ordered to stop by the owner, Bazee fired a shot at the owner. Deputy Sheriff Jacob A. Ratliff heard the gunshot and entered the saloon to investigate. As he stepped inside, Bazee shot the deputy sheriff in the right hip and critically wounded him. Bazee fled the scene but was shot and killed by citizens. Ratliff died from his wounds the next day.

Ratliff was survived by his wife and two children. He was buried in an unmarked grave in the Riesel City Cemetery in McLennan County.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Saturday, June 2, 1906
  • Weapon Unknown weapon
  • Offender Killed by citizens

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Rest in Peace Deputy Sheriff Jacob Anderson Ratliff. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice protecting the citizens of Falls County, Texas.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends and Brothers in Arms. I also Pray that the hounds of hell are gnawing on the bones of your murderer as his soul burns forever in the lake of fire!


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

June 3, 2016

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