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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Another year without you although you are always in our hearts. Gone but never forgotten!

Continued prayers for all the men and women in blue. Your undying service never goes unnoticed in our house. We pray for a different world where there is less crime, more compassion and respect for the badge.

Scott, rest in eternal peace and continue to watch over us as we continue to honor you for your selfless service and sacrifice. Forever in our hearts. You are loved and missed more than words can describe.

Gone but never forgotten.

Robin Sanford Eiler
Spouse and Family of Jeffery Scott Sanford

September 14, 2023

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