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 Jeffery Sanford was shot and killed as he tried to stop a robbery in progress while off duty.

He witnessed a subject holding a gas station attendant at gunpoint at the Shell station at 6031 Interstate 45 North. He entered the business through a side entrance, identified himself, and ordered the subject to drop the gun. Unbeknownst to Corporal Sanford, a second suspect was in one of the aisles. That subject shot Corporal Sanford from behind, killing him.

The man was convicted of capital murder.

Corporal Sanford had served with the Harris County Sheriff's Office for three years. He was survived by his wife, son, and parents.


  • Age 31
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

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

off duty, robbery

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Today on the 31st anniversary of your death you have now been gone as many years as you lived.

The events of that day are forever burned in our hearts and memories. Although so many years have passed, you will never be forgotten for your selfless actions that day.

Scott on this day we honor you for saving the lives of others and for the guardian angel that you are to our family. Your legacy lives on in our son and 3 beautiful grandchildren. Our Angel in Blue is never forgotten.

Rest in Eternal Peace.

Robin J Sanford-Eiler
Spouse & Family of Jeffery Scott Sanford

September 14, 2022

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