Private Jonathon Thompson

Private Jonathon Thompson

Texas Rangers, Texas

End of Watch Sunday, February 27, 1859

Add to My Heroes

Jonathon Thompson

Private Jonathon Thompson was accidentally shot and killed when another Texas Ranger's service revolver accidentally discharged at the Ranger camp near the Red River in Grayson County, Texas.

He succumbed to the wound two days later.

Private Thompson had served with the Texas Rangers for only 64 days. He was single and had no children.


  • Age 54
  • Tour 2 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Inadvertent)
  • Incident Date Friday, February 25, 1859

accidental discharge

Most Recent Reflection

View all 2 Reflections

Pvt. Thompson,
On today, the 160th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Texas.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

February 27, 2019

Want even more control of your Reflection? Create a free ODMP account now for these benefits:

  • Quick access to your heroes
  • Reflections published quicker
  • Save a Reflection signature
  • View, edit or delete any Reflection you've left in the past

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now.