Sheriff John C. Moseley

Sheriff John C. Moseley

Swisher County Sheriff's Department, Texas

End of Watch Monday, January 23, 1933

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John C. Moseley

Sheriff Moseley was shot and killed during a shootout with two suspects. One of the men was shot and killed at the scene. The second was apprehended and eventually executed for the murder of Sheriff Moseley.

The suspects were responsible for the murders of three other law enforcement officers before one of them was shot and killed and the others were arrested. The other officers killed were: Deputy Harvey Bolin of Lamb County, Texas; Chief Deputy Thomas Jones of Lincoln County, New Mexico; and Deputy Joseph Brown of Wise County, Texas.

Sheriff Moseley had served as sheriff for 4 years and had just begun his third 2-year term. His wife was appointed to sheriff to fulfill his remaining term.


  • Age 49
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Rest In Peace Sheriff John C. Moseley. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice protecting the citizens of Swisher County, Texas.

I Pray for Peace for your Family. I also Pray that the hounds of hell forever gnaw on the souls of your murderers.


B. Sherwood Senior Special Agent retired
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, TX

August 20, 2016

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