Deputy Sheriff Harold Dean Humphus

Deputy Sheriff Harold Dean Humphus

Falls County Sheriff's Department, Texas

End of Watch Tuesday, August 21, 1973

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Harold Dean Humphus

Deputy Humphus and Deputy Otis Watkins were shot and killed while attempting to arrest a man on a mental warrant. During the arrest the suspect was able to gain control of Deputy Humphus' revolver and shot both deputies. The suspect was arrested a short distance away carrying the deputies' shotgun.

Deputy Humphus had previously served on the Bryan Police Department for three years. He was survived by his wife, 5-year-old daughter, and 2-year-old son.

Bio

  • Age 25
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Charged with capital murder

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Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Humphus.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

March 9, 2019

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