Sheriff Walter Warren Hollingsworth

Sheriff Walter Warren Hollingsworth

Coryell County Sheriff's Department, Texas

End of Watch Sunday, April 22, 1934

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Walter Warren Hollingsworth

Sheriff Walter Hollingsworth succumbed to injuries received when he was accidentally struck on the head with a pipe while struggling with a mentally ill prisoner in the county jail. A friend of Sheriff Hollingsworth's came to his aid and accidentally struck him on the head with the pipe.

Sheriff Hollingsworth had been sheriff for 19 years and was survived by his wife and eight children.


  • Age 60
  • Tour 19 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Assault
  • Incident Date Thursday, July 16, 1931
  • Weapon Blunt object; Pipe
  • Offender Not available

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Rest in peace Sheriff, your legacy lives on in your cousins son (my husband)is a retired law enforcement officer, James V. Hollingsworth, and our son Robert is a Dallas police officer. We chose this honorable profession for our own and appreciate your service to the profession.

Assistant Presiding Officer
Texas Commission on Law Enforcement

May 3, 2016

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