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 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

off duty, robbery

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Deputy Turner - Thank you for your tribute to Scott. I pray for all of the officers every day hoping they will return home to their families. No spouse or family member should ever have to deal with that knock on their door that will forever change their lives. Treasure all the times with your family as tomorrow is never promised . May God watch over you and all the men and women in blue.

Robin Sanford Eiler
Spouse & Family of Scott Sanford

April 10, 2021

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