Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sheriff John B. York

Tarrant County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Saturday, August 24, 1861

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Reflections for Sheriff John B. York

Sheriff York,
On today, the 160th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Tarrant County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

August 24, 2021

Rest in peace sir and always know that no passage of time will ever erase your service and sacrifice.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

August 24, 2020

Rest in peace Sheriff York.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

August 22, 2019

Rest In Peace Sheriff John B. York. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice protecting the citizens of Tarrant County, Texas.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends and Co-Workers and those brave souls who choose to follow in your footsteps. I also Pray that the scum who murdered you shall burn forever in the lake of fire.


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

August 20, 2016

Proud to know this man is a part of my family.

John Cullen York
great great grandson

April 15, 2016

Sheriff York's son Oliver Lee York carried on the family tradition and served two terms as sheriff of Palo Pinto County, but was fortunate to live into his eighties and die at home. Our family is proud of, and grateful for, their contributions--and sacrifices--for our state.

Lee Ann Newberry Jones

August 22, 2015

Thank you for your dedication and service to your community. The people of Tarrant County are lucky to have had you as their sheriff. RIP

Ventura Calif. police dept.

August 24, 2010

The Tarrant County Sheriff's Office is now mowing the Mitchell Cemetery where Sheriff York is buried. The cemetery will be restored and a marker will be placed to honor Sheriff York's sacrifice. I am a distant realitive of Seaborne Gilmore, York's father-in-law. R.L. Hauk 5/9/2010

R.L. Hauk

May 9, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 148th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was murdered on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya


August 25, 2009

I am thankful to see this man honored by this organization and to see that his ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty was not in vain.

Sue York Bradley
Great, great Granddaughter

February 2, 2008

rest in peace

August 24, 2006

Your legend lives on today Sir.

Officer Thomas Wiederhold #1890
Fort Worth Police,Tx

February 15, 2006

We remember your devotion to duty and your selfless sacrifice in preserving the peace and dignity of people of Tarrant County, Sheriff York. Rest in peace.

Anonymous Employee
Fort Worth Police Department

January 25, 2006

No officer killed in the line of duty should be forgotten. Rest in peace, Sheriff York.

April 17, 2005

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