Jailer J. L. Wagner

Jailer J. L. Wagner

Wood County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Saturday, June 10, 1893

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J. L. Wagner

Jailer J.L. Wagner succumbed to injuries sustained on April 30th, 1893, when he was beaten with a blunt object as he attempted to prevent two inmates from escaping the county jail.

He was taken to a local hospital where he died on June 10th, 1893.

The man who murdered him was sentenced to death but had his sentence commuted to life in prison by the governor in 1895.


  • Age 35
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Assault
  • Incident Date Sunday, April 30, 1893
  • Weapon Blunt object
  • Offender Sentenced to life

escape attempt, prisoner custody

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On today, the 130th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Wood County.


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