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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On this the 30th anniversary of your tragic death, know that you are honored and remembered today and everyday. Forever our Hero. You are so loved and missed and not a day goes by that you are not in our thoughts.

Earlier this year another tribute to Scott from one of his friends and fellow officers was posted below. It fills our hearts to know that his memory lives on not only with his family but with all those that he touched the lives of. These tributes are written as if Scott’s death was yesterday reminding us how the tragic events of that day are forever burned in all of our memories.

In 2021 there has already been a 50% increase over 2020 in Line of Duty deaths during this same period. 50 officers have lost their lives trying to protect us. 50 families were torn apart with that knock at their front door. When will it end? When will this world we live in reunite as one? When will our officers and first responders get the respect they deserve? I pray every day for the safety of all the men and women in blue who continue to serve and protect us. My thoughts and prayers are with all those families and friends who tragically lost their loved ones to these heinous crimes..

Scott on this day we honor you for saving the lives of others and for always being our guardian Angel. Your legacy lives on in our very handsome son and our 2 precious grandchildren. Our Angel in Blue is forever in our hearts and will never be forgotten.

Matthew 5:9 –Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.

Robin Sanford-Eiler
Spouse & Family of Scott Sanford

September 15, 2021

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