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William Robert Smith

Texas Historical Marker - William Robert Smith

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July 20, 1888- July 20, 1952
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Served in Co. D, Texas Rangers (1927-1933), under Captains W. W. Sterling, Will Wright, and Albert Mace. Hazardous duties included patrolling the Rio Grande for smugglers, protecting a prisoner from a Sherman lynch mob, dipping cattle for tick fever under death threat in Brazoria County, and investigating "hot oil" scandals at Kilgore. Deputy Sheriff of Cameron County (1933-1940), police lieutenant in Brownsville (1940-1946). An effective lawman. (1972)

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