Deputy Sheriff John Porter

Deputy Sheriff John Porter

Guadalupe County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Monday, September 3, 1906

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John Porter

Deputy Sheriff John Porter was shot and killed while attempting to breakup a fight between two brothers at a dance hall in Redwood.

When Deputy Porter intervened the two brothers attacked him and shot him in the abdomen. Despite being mortally wounded, he was able to return fire. He killed one of the brothers and critically wounded the other.

Deputy Porter was taken to his home where he died the following day.


  • Age 31
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Sunday, September 2, 1906
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Not available

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Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

September 3, 2020

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