Sheriff Abraham Garland Byler

Sheriff Abraham Garland Byler

Baxter County Sheriff's Office, Arkansas

End of Watch Wednesday, June 15, 1892

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Abraham Garland Byler

Sheriff Abraham Byler was shot and killed while attempting to serve an arrest warrant on a murder suspect in Gassville.

The suspect opened fire on Sheriff Byler with a rifle and then fled to Georgia. He was never apprehended or tried for Sheriff Byler's murder.

Sheriff Byler was a veteran of the Confederate Army and he served as the first sheriff of Baxter County. He was survived by his wife and children.


  • Age 63
  • Tour 16 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender Never apprehended

murder suspect, warrant service

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Of Interest:
The man who hired the suspect was killed in a battle with a posse soon after byler death

Oct 5, 1894 in Oklahoma the suspect was arrested under an alias and admitting killing Byler, a cattle inspector in Nebraska and a man in New Mexico


December 10, 2023

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