Deputy George L. Duncan

Deputy George L. Duncan

Travis County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Saturday, September 23, 1911

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George L. Duncan

Deputy Duncan was shot and killed by a suspect that had just murdered a saloonkeeper and attempted to murder the bartender. Deputy Duncan heard the shots from his home and went to investigate when he was shot and killed by the suspect. As he lay dead the suspect stole his gun, but was arrested a short time later.

The suspect was convicted of the saloonkeeper's murder and sentenced to life. He was pardoned by Governor William P. Hobby on January 18, 1921.

Deputy Duncan had been with the agency for one month and was survived by his wife and four children.


  • Age 44
  • Tour 1 month
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Pardoned in 1921

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Your heroism and bravery and sacrifice are not forgotten! I write this tribute to you in honor of you and all others who have given their life defending the law. It’s been 107 years since this fateful day and although I never met you, I’m sure we would have gotten along well! Your daughter, Alma Gertrude, was my father’s mother. I came from a long line of good people and I am very proud to call you my family. My daddy, would have loved to hear your story and would have been proud! Rest easy and thank you for your service.

Paula Crumley Miller
Great Granddaughter

September 17, 2018

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