Deputy Sheriff Abner B. Womack, Jr.

Deputy Sheriff Abner B. Womack, Jr.

Montgomery County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Friday, April 7, 1876

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Abner B. Womack, Jr.

Deputy Sheriff Abner Womack was shot and killed while collecting taxes about 15 miles of Montgomery.

He encountered a man wanted for stealing horses in an adjacent county and attempted to arrest him. The subject drew a pistol and shot Deputy Womack in the head, killing him. He then mounted Deputy Womack's horse and fled the scene.

The subject was arrested and charged with Deputy Womack's murder and stealing his horse. The outcome of the case is not known.


  • Age 20
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Arrested

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Rest In Peace Deputy Abner B. Womack Jr. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice to the citizens of Montgomery County, Texas.

On this 140th year anniversary of your Sacrifice I Pray that the hounds of hell forever gnaw at the rotting flesh of your murderer and that his pain and suffering know no bounds even in the spiritual plane.


Senior Special Agent B.L. Sherwood (Ret)
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, Texas

April 7, 2016

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