Deputy Sheriff George Ramsey Carpenter

Deputy Sheriff George Ramsey Carpenter

Cameron County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Saturday, June 3, 1922

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George Ramsey Carpenter

Deputy Sheriff George Carpenter and Deputized Civilian Andres Reyes were shot and killed at a dance hall in Los Indios.

The sheriff had anticipated trouble and instructed Deputy Carpenter to go to the dance to preserve the peace. Deputy Carpenter deputized Mr. Reyes to assist him at the dance hall. They encountered a subject carrying a pistol at the dance and asked him to disarm or leave. The subject became argumentative with the deputies and then shot Deputy Carpenter in the stomach.

Despite his wound, Deputy Carpenter returned fire. Deputy Carpenter, Deputized Civilian Reyes, and the subject were all fatally wounding in the ensuing shootout.


  • Age 28
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .45 caliber
  • Offender Shot and killed

weapons violation

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No passage of time will ever erase your service and sacrifice. Rest in peace always.

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Delaware State Police (Retired)

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