Cherokee County, Texas
LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES IN CHEROKEE COUNTH
Alto, Cuney, Jacksonville, Jacksonville I.S.D., New Sumerfield, Rusk, and Wells.
CHEROKEE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE IN RUSK
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SERVICE IN JACKSONVILLE
CHEROKEE COUNTY CONATABLES, PRECINCTS 1-4
Randy J. Zimmerman
End of Watch Saturday, June 30, 1979
Tour 13 years
Offender Charged with murder
Cause Struck by vehicle.
End of Watch Thursday, August 3, 1939
Sheriff Brunt had been with the agency for 20 months and was survived by his wife, who was appointed to complete his term in office.
Tour 1 year, 7 months
Weapon Gun; Unknown type
Offender Shot and killed
Harry Floyd Hooker
End of Watch Tuesday, July 22, 1913
Tour 6 months
Offender Never apprehended
William A. Clark
End of Watch Thursday, August 30, 1883
The subject was convicted of manslaughter in the death of Marshal Clark and sentenced to four years in prison. He appealed and the case was reversed due to a technicality. The state never established the date and time of the homicide or the county. The man was retried in June of 1885 and sentenced to two years in prison.
Marshal Clark died two days later, on Thursday, August 30th, 1883. He gave a dying declaration and said goodbye to his wife and friends before dying. He was survived by his wife and at least two children. He was buried in the Jacksonville City Cemetery, Cherokee County, Texas. He was a Confederate Army veteran.
Incident Date Tuesday, August 28, 1883
Weapon Handgun; .44 caliber
Offender Sentenced to 2 years