Deputy Sheriff George Hindman

Deputy Sheriff George Hindman

Lincoln County Sheriff's Office, New Mexico

End of Watch Monday, April 1, 1878

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George Hindman

Deputy George Hindman and Sheriff William Brady were shot and killed by the notorious outlaw Billy the Kid and his gang as they walked down the street in front of the county courthouse. Billy the Kid was later shot and killed.

The outlaw gang was responsible for the murders of several other law enforcement officers over the course of several years.

Deputy Hindman is buried with Sheriff Brady on private property on what was Sheriff Brady's ranch east of Lincoln, New Mexico at the Brady-Hindman burial site.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Deputy Sheriff Hindman,
On today, the 145th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens Lincoln County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

April 1, 2023

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