Patrolman Gus Chitwood

Patrolman Gus Chitwood

El Paso Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Saturday, February 13, 1915

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Gus Chitwood

Patrolman Gus Chitwood was shot and killed while investigating gunfire in an alley.

While shining his flashlight in the alley a shot rang out, striking him. A suspect was apprehended and taken to detectives office. While in custody he confessed to the murder of Patrolman William Paschall two months earlier.

After the confession he attempted to grab an officer's handgun and was shot and killed by other officers.

Patrolman Chitwood was survived by his wife, son, and daughter.


  • Age 40
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Friday, February 13, 1914
  • Weapon Handgun; .41 caliber
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Rest in Peace Officer Gus Chitwood. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends and Co-Workers. I also pray that the hounds of hell forever gnaw at the flesh of your murderers!


Senior Special Agent B.L. Sherwood
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston,TX

February 13, 2016

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