Deputy Sheriff Donald Ellis Wass

Deputy Sheriff Donald Ellis Wass

Washington County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Sunday, April 23, 2006

Donald Ellis Wass

Deputy Wass was killed in a motorcycle accident while en route to the department headquarters. A speeding vehicle entered his lane and struck his motorcycle head-on.

Six years earlier, in December 2000, Deputy Wass arrested the murderer of Deputy Barrett Hill, of the Harris County Sheriff's Office.

Deputy Wass had served with the agency for 10 years. He was survived by his wife, child, parents, and a brother.


  • Age 35
  • Tour 10 years
  • Badge 218

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash

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Thinking of you and your beautiful family that I have met through C.O.P.S.

Survivor G. Birkholz
Mother of Officer Craig Birkholz EOW 3/20/2011

April 20, 2018

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