Deputy Sheriff James Charles Henry Walker

Deputy Sheriff James Charles Henry Walker

Nueces County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Thursday, June 15, 1876

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James Charles Henry Walker

Deputy Sheriff James Walker was shot and killed while transporting a prisoner he had arrested near San Diego, Texas.

He tied the man to his horse and rode toward Precenos where he hired a man to assist him as a guard during the prisoner transport. As they continued the journey the newly hired guard fell back and shot Deputy Walker in the back. Despite being wounded, Deputy Walker returned fire as the guard and prisoner escaped.

Deputy Walker was able to ride to a nearby ranch and sought assistance. He died from his wound at the ranch on June 15th, 1876.

Deputy Walker was a Confederate Army veteran of the Civil War. He was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 37
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Not available

ambush, escape attempt, transport

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I am honored to be the 2nd of what I am sure will be numerous other reflections to come to say thank you for your service. On this 144th marker of your tragic and untimely departure, please know that your service and sacrifice will never be forgotten. Rest in peace sir.

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

June 15, 2020

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