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 Deputy Sheriff John Porter. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice protecting the citizens of Guadalupe County and The Great State of Texas.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends and those brave souls who have chosen to follow in your footsteps. I also Pray that the scum that murdered you burns forever in the lake of fire!


Senior Special Agent Barry Sherwood Ret.
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, TX

September 23, 2016

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