Deputy Sheriff Otto Menn

Deputy Sheriff Otto Menn

Fayette County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Wednesday, November 9, 1898

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Otto Menn

Deputy Sheriff Otto Menn was stabbed to death while responding to a disturbance on Election Eve. He was the resident deputy in Carmine, in Fayette County, and also the proprietor of the Bismarck Saloon.

On election eve, November 7th, some of the young men of city were creating a disturbance and Deputy Menn was called from his place of business to intercede. Deputy Menn was stabbed in the abdomen after warning the men to be quiet. He died two days later.

The subject who stabbed him was arrested but was acquitted at trial.

Deputy Menn was buried in the Carmine Cemetery in Fayette County. He was survived by his wife, 1-month-old daughter, his mother, three sisters, and three brothers. He was predeceased by his father.


  • Age 30
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Stabbed
  • Incident Date Monday, November 7, 1898
  • Weapon Edged weapon
  • Offender Acquitted

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Deputy Sheriff Menn,
On today, the 120th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Fayette County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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November 9, 2018

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