Deputy Sheriff John Morgan

Deputy Sheriff John Morgan

Bosque County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Wednesday, December 2, 1874

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John Morgan

John and Parker Morgan were deputized to arrest three men who were wanted fugitives from Limestone County. When the two Morgan brothers went to a house in Bosque County to make the arrest they were both shot and killed. One of the unnamed suspects was badly wounded and later his leg had to be amputated. A second suspect named Crowell was arrested in June of 1875 in Polk County. No information was found on the third suspect.

John Morgan was survived by his wife Mary and four children. Parker Morgan was single. No cemetery records or the burial location have been found for either John or Parker Morgan.


  • Age 39
  • Tour 1 day
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Unknown weapon
  • Offender unknown

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Deputy Sheriff Morgan,
On today, the 141st anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you to you and your Brother for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Bosque County.


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December 2, 2015

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