Deputy Edgar Maurice Bowie Moore

Deputy Edgar Maurice Bowie Moore

Travis County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Thursday, November 10, 1887

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Edgar Maurice Bowie Moore

Deputy Maurice Moore was shot and killed as he attempted to arrest a suspect, and his sons, on a warrant for a local schoolhouse arson.

When Deputy Moore and Deputy Sheriff Sam Platt entered the suspect's home, the suspect drew a rifle, and a struggle ensued. An unknown person entered the house and shot Deputy Moore with a shotgun.

Deputy Moore had previously served with the Texas Rangers. He was survived by his wife.

Deputy Moore's grave remained unmarked for 115 years until a tombstone was put in place in May 2002.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Not available

arrest attempt, warrant

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I see that this is marked as an unknown assailant. I might be able to give 140 year old evidence, as I neglected to say that my family bible names the shooter as J Manuls (probably misspelled, as was the word "assassanated").

Pat Howe
Descendent of acquaintance of officer

March 9, 2021

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