Sheriff Uel Musick

Sheriff Uel Musick

Wilbarger County Sheriff's Department, Texas

End of Watch Thursday, December 7, 1882

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Uel Musick

Sheriff Uel Musick attempted to stop a fight in a saloon in Vernon, Texas. When Sheriff Musick stepped between the two men who were fighting he was shot and killed. The name of the cowboy who killed Sheriff Musick was not identified in the history book.

Musick was the first elected sheriff of Wilbarger County on October 10, 1881. He was re-elected on November 7, 1882 and served until his death.

Uel Musick was single. The Wilbarger County Probate records regarding his estate show he owned numerous lots of property in Vernon, and 428 acres of land in Wilbarger County. His burial location has not been located.


  • Age 43
  • Tour 1 year, 2 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender unknown

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 127th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

December 7, 2009

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