Deputy Heinrich Wilhelm Hoffman, Jr.

Deputy Heinrich Wilhelm Hoffman, Jr.

Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Sunday, February 19, 1893

Add to My Heroes

Heinrich Wilhelm Hoffman, Jr.

Deputy Hoffman was shot and killed after being set up to get into a shoot out. The patrons of the local saloon did not like the suspect because he had a temper and they did not like Deputy Hoffman because he arrested them, so they got the suspect drunk and called the deputy to come arrest him knowing a shoot out was possible. When Deputy Hoffman arrived the suspect drew his weapon and shot Deputy Hoffman who returned fire killing the suspect. Deputy Hoffman died two days later.
Deputy Hoffman was survived by his wife and two sons.


  • Age 26
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

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

Most Recent Reflection

View all 10 Reflections

Deputy Hoffman,
On today, the 130th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Fort Bend County.


United States Border Patrol

February 19, 2023

Want even more control of your Reflection? Create a free ODMP account now for these benefits:

  • Quick access to your heroes
  • Reflections published quicker
  • Save a Reflection signature
  • View, edit or delete any Reflection you've left in the past

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now.