Deputy Sheriff Willie Ward Christian

Deputy Sheriff Willie Ward Christian

Pecos County Sheriff's Department, Texas

End of Watch Tuesday, May 29, 1990

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Willie Ward Christian

Deputy Sheriff Willie Christian was killed when his patrol car was struck head-on by a vehicle that had crossed into his lane of travel while he was returning to the station.

The crash occurred on Highway 190 five miles east of Iraan, Texas.

The driver of the other vehicle was charged with driving on the wrong side of the road and fined $200.

Deputy Christian had served with the agency for 27 years. He is survived by his wife, four children, five grandchildren, numerous extended family.


  • Age 62
  • Tour 27 years
  • Badge 608

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

routine driving

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Deputy Sheriff Christian,
On today, the 30th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Pecos County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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May 29, 2020

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