Deputy Sheriff George M. Doolittle

Deputy Sheriff George M. Doolittle

Lampasas County Sheriff's Department, Texas

End of Watch Wednesday, January 8, 1879

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George M. Doolittle

Deputy Sheriff George M. Doolittle was in the area of Lexington, Indian Territory, attempting to arrest Bluford Cox, who was from Lampasas County. Cox was wanted for the murder of Thomas Gardner of Williamson County in 1871. As Deputy Doolittle attempted to arrest Cox, Cox shot and killed the deputy. Cox escaped and it is unknown if Cox was ever apprehended.

Doolittle was a former Texas Ranger. He was single and about 28-29 years of age. He is believed to have been buried in an unmarked grave in the area of Lexington, Oklahoma.


  • Age 28
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Not available

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Deputy Sheriff Doolittle,
On today, the 140th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Lampasas County.


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January 8, 2019

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