Sheriff Ottis W. Morrow

Sheriff Ottis W. Morrow

Presidio County Sheriff's Department, Texas

End of Watch Sunday, March 12, 1950

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Ottis W. Morrow

Sheriff Ottis Morrow was shot and killed while giving a Mexican national a ride 11 miles north of Presidio.

The suspect attacked the sheriff when the sheriff found out he was a bracero and threatened to turn him over to the INS. The suspect fled to Mexico where he was arrested and tried in a Mexican court.

A WWII veteran, Sheriff Morrow had been a member of the Presidio County Sheriff's Department for 3 years. He is survived by his wife, son, and two stepsons.

Bio

  • Age 43
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Tried in Mexico

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Rest in peace Sheriff Morrow.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

July 24, 2019

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