Sheriff Allen Thomas Murray

Sheriff Allen Thomas Murray

Mason County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Thursday, February 28, 1929

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Allen Thomas Murray

Sheriff Allen Murray was shot and killed while attempting to arrest two men for possessing containers of whiskey.

The gunman was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to death on May 22, 1930. He was executed in the electric chair on June 19, 1931.

Sheriff Murray was survived by his wife, son, and daughter. His wife was appointed to fulfill his unexpired term as sheriff.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Executed in 1931

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Sheriff Murray, on today, the 90th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Mason County.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

February 28, 2019

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