Fallen Officer Memorial Walk

  • 27 Apr 2019
  • 7:00 AM
  • 15.4 mile walk across the 3 counties

In May 2018, Somervell County Sheriff Office employees, Captain Mike Gilbert and Property / Records Clerk Katy Linnabery, shared an idea to honor fallen Game Warden Teyran “Ty” Patterson by walking across the County of Somervell. On May 30, 2007, during the recovery operation of a drowning victim, Game Warden Patterson lost his life while saving the life of a fellow Game Warden in Somervell County. Our sole goal was to ensure Ty was remembered in our community. Several people, including SCSO employees and fellow Game Wardens, made the 13.1 mile walk from the Hood County line, through Somervell County and ending at the Bosque County line.

This year, Somervell County Sheriff Alan West is reaching out to the Sheriff Offices in Hood and Johnson Counties to join the walk. Hood County has lost 3 Officers in the line of duty: Jailer James Truitt in 1886, Deputy Larry Miller in 1992, and Sgt. Lance McLean in 2013. Johnson County has lost 2 Officers in the line of duty: Deputy George Robinson Jr. in 1971 and Deputy Clifton Taylor in 2011.

Sheriff West invites all Officers, First Responders, Military Veterans, and any Citizens to walk with us this year to honor these men who have made the ultimate sacrifice. The route has changed and it’s a little bit longer (15.4 miles) and starts at the Hood County line, walking through Somervell County and ending at the Johnson County line.

The walk is planned to start at North FM 56 and end on East Hwy. 67. The Somervell County LEC, located at 750 East Gibbs Blvd. , will serve as a designated rest area for those who need it. We will have a support staff and plan to begin our walk on Saturday April 27, 2019 at 7 a.m. Please join us and help spread the word.

"Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends." John 15:13

Chisholm Trail 100 Club, Inc.

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