"Our Loose Ends" Genealogy Column
by Lynna Kay Shuffield
Houston, Texas

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Printed in the Taylor Daily Press - 27 December 2001

“Milam County Deputy Sheriff - 1930 Killed in the line of duty”

Members of the Milam County Sheriff’s Dept. need your help in locating information regarding GUY A. POPE, a Deputy Sheriff who was killed in the line of duty on Oct. 29, 1930.

According to Greg Kouba, Investigator/Deputy Sheriff of the Milam County Sheriff Dept., records for this time-period were burned and there are no old issues of the Cameron Herald newspaper surviving.

The Milam County Sheriff’s Dept. and the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement wish to include Deputy Pope’s name on the Texas Peace Officer's Memorial in Austin, Texas; however, they need your help to locate documentation regarding the circumstances of Deputy Pope’s death.

If you have any information, please contact Deputy Kouba at e-mail milamso@tlab.net or write 103 S. Fannin St., Cameron, Texas 76520 or telephone: 254/687-7033.

Follow-up Information: For more information on Milam County law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty, visit the Milam County Sheriff’s Dept. website at: http://www.tlab.net/~milamso/.

Visit the Texas Peace Officers’ Memorial Foundation on-line at: http://www.pomf.org/. The Peace Officers’ Memorial is located at the Texas State Capitol in honor of the men and women who have given their lives in the line of duty as peace officers. A memorial service is conducted at the memorial during National Police Week and Texas Law Enforcement Week (the calendar week in which May 15th, National Peace Officers Memorial Day, falls).

For more information about the Texas memorial or to honor a fallen officer from your community, write: 400 W. 14th St., Suite 200, Austin, Texas 78701 or telephone: 512/495-9111.

The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial http://www.nleomf.com/ is located on Judiciary Square in the 400 block of E Street, NW, Washington, DC and is open to the public every day in the year, 24 hours a day. The Visitor Center hours are: Mon-Fri, 9am to 5pm; Sat., 10am to 5pm; and Sun., Noon to 5pm.

For more information on the national memorial, e-mail: info@nleomf.com or write: 605 E St., NW; Washington, DC 20004 or telephone: 202/737-3400.

In this column, I will be glad to highlight and review any family history, genealogy, county history, or similar book, free of charge, if you donate a copy of the book or item. After it has been highlighted and reviewed, on a space available basis, it will be donated to the genealogy section of a library. You will receive an acknowledgment of the donation from the library. Mail item or book to me at the below address.

Lynna Kay Shuffield has written several books related to Texas genealogy and military history. She has spoken before numerous genealogy and veterans groups. Also, is a County Coordinator for the Texas GenWeb Project. Regretfully, she cannot help with individual genealogical research. Please visit the website for this column at: http://www.geocities.com/lks_friday/COLUMN-001.htm or if you have any questions, comments, suggestions for column topics, genealogy or historical society announcements, please contact her at: P. O. Box 16604, Houston, Texas 77222-6604 or e-mail: lksfriday@sbcglobal.net

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