Sheriff Joseph L. Hood

Sheriff Joseph L. Hood

Bexar County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Thursday, March 19, 1840

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Joseph L. Hood

Sheriff Joseph Hood was killed after being stabbed with an arrow while struggling with a member of the Comanche tribe at the "Council House Fight." The fight began over the release of hostages being held by the tribe

Sheriff Hood was a veteran of the Republic of Texas Army and had served as the Bexar County sheriff for three years. He was survived by eight siblings.


  • Age 38
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Stabbed
  • Weapon Edged weapon; Bow and arrow
  • Offender Not available

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Thank you for your service and please know that no passage of time can ever erase your sacrifice. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

March 19, 2021

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