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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Today on the 29th anniversary of Scott’s death it brings even more sadness with the countless killings of Police Officers in this world today. Every day these men and women put their lives on the line to protect and serve the American people. They are a target as soon as they walk out of their homes. The senseless killings have got to stop.

If you read the reflections below, there is a tribute to Scott from Leo who was the 7 yr old little boy who was there when Scott was killed. What a beautiful tribute and to be shared 28 years later makes you realize that we were not the only victims the day Scott was taken from us. Although they were survivors, the events of that day are forever burned in their memories.

It is my hopes and prayers that we can get back to a world where there is respect for the badge. I pray every day for our men and women in blue who continue to serve and protect even with all the animosity
and lack of respect to their profession.

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. Our Angel in Blue is never forgotten.

Robin Sanford Eiler
Family of Jeffery Scott Sanford

September 14, 2020

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