City Marshal William W. Bridges

City Marshal William W. Bridges

Brashear City Marshal's Office, Texas

End of Watch Saturday, June 2, 1917

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William W. Bridges

City Marshal Will Bridges was shot and killed by a women suffering from a mental illness who mistakenly believed that Marshal Bridges had threatened her and assaulted her. The woman had a history of threatening Marshal Bridges.

Marshal Bridges had entered the woman's store to make a purchase. The woman ordered him out of the store and immediately shot him twice without giving him time to leave. She was convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to five years in prison.

Marshal Bridges was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 39
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to 5 years

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I lived in Brashear in 2010-2015. Although the community now has long since been a city without its on law enforcement, know that your sacrifice will not be forgotten. You brought law to a town and gave the ultimate sacrifice. You will always be in the history of the small community. Thank you and rest in peace.

Charles bennett
Miller Grove fire dept.

August 7, 2017

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