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Deputy Sheriff Jesse Mack Minton

Scurry County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Tuesday, September 21, 1965

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Jesse Mack Minton

It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat."

September 18, 2006

Deputy Minton would be proud of his grandson, Jesse who serves with great pride and honor with the Arlington TX Police Department.

Cpl. J. Gariota
Arlington TX PD

September 6, 2005

Thank you Deputy Minton for your service to the great state of Texas and the citizens of Scurry County.May God bless you,your family,and your brothers and sisters in blue.

Texas Peace Officer
Univ of Houston Downtown Law Enforcement Academy Class 89

March 18, 2004

I never met Jesse, but I am alive because of him. You see, my dad was Jesse's partner that day in the maize field. My dad is Leon Ward. He has said that he was only a few rows over from Jesse when the suspect shot Jesse in the throat. At this point my dad and the game warden did not realize the extent of the wounds nor did they have a fixed location on the suspect. Jesse fell to his knees, but was able to fire off five rounds, killing the suspect before he died. No one else fired. Had my dad's beloved partner not done this courageous final act, my dad would have been shot as well. I was born in 1968, three years after this incident. I named my oldest son Jesse.

Sheila Hall

Even though i never met you your loss has been with me. I attend every memorial that I can to honor you and the sacrifice you made. We all miss you and wish you were here to share the special times with all your grandchildren. May God bless you. We love you grand-pa...Greg,Mshell & Madison

Lieutenant Greg Minton
Leander Police Department

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