Written in Blood Vol. 1: The History of Fort Worth's Fallen by Richard F. and Kevin S. Foster Selcer

By Richard F. and Kevin S. Foster Selcer

In 2009 castle worthy unveiled an difficult, million-dollar memorial to its fallen police and firefighters going the entire as far back as the city’s beginnings in 1873. Fifty-eight of the ninety-five names at the memorial have been policemen. Written in Blood is a extra inclusive model of that concept since it covers greater than simply participants of the fortress worthy Police division; it comprises males from all branches of neighborhood legislation enforcement who died protecting legislation and order within the early years: policemen, sheriffs, constables, “special officers,” or even a police commissioner. Richard F. Selcer and Kevin S. Foster inform the tales of 13 of these early lawmen—an unfortunate quantity to make certain. they vary from Tarrant County Sheriff John B. York via fortress worthy Police Officer William “Ad” Campbell overlaying the years from 1861 to 1909. York was once the 1st neighborhood lawman to die—in a road struggle. Campbell was once final during this era—shot-gunned within the again whereas strolling his beat in Hell’s Half-Acre. Co-authors Selcer and Foster carry educational credentials and “street cred” to the tale, explaining how policemen received (and stored) their jobs, what specified officials have been, and the operating dating among town marshal’s boys and the sheriff’s boys.

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