Deputy Sheriff Otto Menn

Deputy Sheriff Otto Menn

Fayette County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Wednesday, November 9, 1898

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 Menn. I met your great nephew Tom Menn over the Internet . Your family still honors your memory. I told Tom," if I just had a baby girl come into my life,I would've told the Sheriff I'm sorry,you'll have to find another Deputy." Deputy I'm gonna surmise you stayed on as Deputy to do your part to make sure the world was a safer place for your family. You're a solid man Deputy. I feel absolutely horrified that you were taken to soon from your family. You never got to be here as Miss Olga grew . However you,Mrs. Menn and Miss Olga,are now made a family again in Gods kingdom . Albeit it was short ,but I'm grateful you were a deputy with Fayette County. Thank you Deputy Menn

Timothy moss

September 11, 2014

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