Sheriff Walter Warren Hollingsworth

Sheriff Walter Warren Hollingsworth

Coryell County Sheriff's Office, 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 served as sheriff of Coryell County for 19 years. He was survived by his wife and eight children.

The old Coryell County Jail building where the incident occurred was demolished in 2023.


  • Age 60
  • Tour 19 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Assault
  • Incident Date Monday, July 6, 1931
  • Weapon Blunt object; Pipe
  • Offender Not available

EDP, prisoner custody

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Sheriff Hollingsworth,
Sir, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Coryell County.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol(Retired)

May 23, 2024

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