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Sheriff J.F. HOLMES, d. 26 April 1877

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Sheriff J.F. HOLMES, d. 26 April 1877

Posted: 3 Jun 2013 1:53PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Holmes, Magee
I am a volunteer researcher for the Texas Peace Officers Memorial. On 11 April 1877 Trinity County Sheriff J.F. HOLMES attempted to arrest Captain W.J. MAGEE in Trinity (probably for horse-stealing). HOLMES was unarmed and MAGEE shot him in the head and fled. HOLMES died at 6:00 p.m. on 26 April 1877. MAGEE was arrested by the city marshal at Moscow in Polk County and placed in the Galveston county jail charged with murder. He was set for trial in September 1877. No further information as to whether he was convicted. I am searching for any personal information on HOLMES, family, burial etc. and MAGEE. MAGEE had a brother named Sam who was also arrested for horse-stealing elsewhere.

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