Deputy Sheriff Donald Ellis Wass

Deputy Sheriff Donald Ellis Wass

Washington County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Sunday, April 23, 2006

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Donald Ellis Wass

Deputy Wass was killed in a motorcycle accident while en route to the department headquarters on Texas 36 South. 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 Washington County Sheriff's Office for 10 years and was a Peace Officer of the Year. He was survived by his wife, child, parents, and brother.


  • Age 35
  • Tour 10 years
  • Badge 218

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash


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Drove through Washington County the other day and could not help but remember all you did.
Thank you sir, is an Honor to have known you.

Warren Kelly
Harris County Sheriffs Office (Retired)

August 3, 2022

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