Corporal Jeffery Scott Sanford

Corporal Jeffery Scott Sanford

Harris County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Saturday, September 14, 1991

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Jeffery Scott Sanford

Corporal Sanford was shot and killed as he tried to stop a robbery in progress. Corporal Sanford was off duty when he witnessed a suspect holding a gas station attendant at gunpoint. He entered the business through a side entrance, identified himself, and ordered the suspect to drop the gun. Unknown to Corporal Sanford, a second suspect was in one of the aisles. The second suspect shot Corporal Sanford from behind, killing him. The suspect was convicted of capital murder.

Corporal Sanford was survived by his wife, son and parents.


  • Age 31
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Convicted of capital murder

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Leo - what a beautiful tribute to Scott. I remember you from the trials. You were so brave and one of the best witnesses we had. Thanks to you and your Mom, the criminals were convicted of their crimes. I can’t imagine what you have had to endure all these years replaying the events of that night. I was never able to go by that location. That night forever changed our lives but I realize now it also forever changed your life. I know that when Scott entered that gas station seeing you in the back of the aisle, he knew he had to do what he could to protect you. He is and will always be our Angel. I will make sure that Justin and Scott’s parents see this. God bless you and your family.

Robin Sanford-Eiler

January 4, 2020

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