Sheriff Robert M. Glover

Sheriff Robert M. Glover

Gonzales County Sheriff's Department, Texas

End of Watch Friday, June 14, 1901

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Robert M. Glover

Sheriff Robert Glover and Posseman Henry Schnabel were shot and killed while attempting to arrest a man for murdering Karnes County Sheriff W.T. Morris two days earlier. The suspect was waiting in ambush, and as Sheriff Glover and Posseman Schnabel approached, he opened fire. Sheriff Glover and Posseman Schnabel were killed. The suspect was arrested but was later pardoned by the governor of Texas.

Sheriff Glover was serving his second term as Sheriff when he was killed. He had been with the agency for at least seven years. He was survived by his wife and six children.


  • Age 39
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Pardoned by governor

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Sheriff Glover,
On today, the 116th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Gonzales County.


United States Border Patrol

June 14, 2017

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