Rains County Courthouse in Emory, Texas

Rains County, Texas

Rains County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 10,914. Its COUNTY seat is Emory. The county (and county seat) are named for Emory Rains, a Texas state legislator


LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES IN RAINS COUNTY

POLICE DEPARTMENTS

East Tawakoni, Emory, and Point

RAINS COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE IN EMORY

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SERVICE IN EMORY

RAINS COUNTY CONSTABLES, PRECINCT 1

Samuel E. Lindsey

Rains County Sheriff's Department, Texas

End of Watch Wednesday, November 3, 1886


Deputy Lindsey was shot and killed while he and other deputies attempted to arrest two men wanted for stealing horses and theft of mortgaged property in Ellis County, Texas. 

The posse was fired upon by the two men as the deputies approached their camp. Deputy Lindsey was struck by one of the shots and killed instantly.

One of the suspects was shot and killed in return gunfire, but the other escaped from the camp. The man who escaped was later arrested in Kaufman County, Texas.

Deputy Lindsey was interred in Emory City Cemetery in Emory, Texas.


Bio

Age 40


Incident Details

Cause Gunfire

Weapon Gun; Unknown type

Offender One shot and killed