Deputy Sheriff James W. Killingsworth

Deputy Sheriff James W. Killingsworth

Gregg County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Friday, December 29, 1939

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James W. Killingsworth

Deputy Sheriff James Killingsworth was shot and killed as he and other deputies attempted to arrest a man for several robberies committed in Titus County and Upshur County.

The deputies located the man hiding underneath a bed that the man's mother was lying on. When the deputies ordered the man to come out he opened fire with a handgun, mortally wounding Deputy Killingsworth. The other deputies returned fire and killed the suspect.

Deputy Killingsworth was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 32
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Not available

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