Richard A. Pauley

Richard A. Pauley (HM1S22)

Location: Talpa, TX 76882 Coleman County
Country: United States of America

N 31° 44.262', W 99° 32.852'

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(March 26, 1882 - May 16, 1925)

A man who achieved boyhood wish to become a law officer, Pauley was a rancher before his election in 1923 to office of Coleman County Sheriff.
     He was widely respected as a true gentleman. Often he did not carry a gun, preferring to convince fugitives that the law would protect, not hurt, them.
     He was shot by 2 stowaways while investigating a train car.
     His wife Kate Dancer Pauley and son Russell survived him.
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HM NumberHM1S22
Marker Number4258
Year Placed1968
Placed ByTexas State Historical Survey Committee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, May 4th, 2016 at 5:01pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 448135 N 3511492
Decimal Degrees31.73770000, -99.54753333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 44.262', W 99° 32.852'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 44' 15.72" N, 99° 32' 51.12" W
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Area Code(s)325
Closest Postal AddressAt or near FM503, Talpa TX 76882, US
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