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Thomas Jefferson Goff
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Birth: Mar. 11, 1871
Chariton County
Missouri, USA
Death: Sep. 13, 1905
Brewster County
Texas, USA

Frontier peace officer. Goff grew up on a ranch near Throckmorton, Texas and was later a cowboy for the Reynolds Ranch on the Clear Fork of the Brazos River. He joined the Texas Rangers in 1893 and was assigned to Company C. He was killed in the line of duty while taking a prisoner, Augustine Garcia, to jail after arresting him for a saloon disturbance at Terlingua. Goff's horse lost its footing on a steep, rocky trail and fell on him. Garcia grabbed Goff's rifle and shot him as he attempted to stand up. Garcia escaped into Mexico and was never captured. Goff is memorialized on the Texas Peace Officers Memorial at column 32, row C, line 15. He is also memorialized at Panel 23-E:26 on the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, DC. 
Family links: 
  James Meadows Goff (1841 - 1912)
  Nellie J Knight Goff (1840 - 1876)
  Lucy Ann Daniel McCabe (1861 - 1930)**
  Luticia A Goff (1869 - 1870)*
  Thomas Jefferson Goff (1871 - 1905)
  William Augustin Goff (1873 - ____)*
  Caroline Elizabeth Goff Matthews (1873 - 1963)*
  Nellie Jewetta Goff Armstrong (1876 - 1956)*
  James Robert Goff (1876 - 1939)*
  Charley Culver Goff (1880 - 1961)**
  Edgar Howard Goff (1881 - 1918)**
  Georgia A. Goff Henson (1884 - 1971)**
  Laura Goff (1885 - 1920)**
  Early Ben Goff (1888 - 1944)**
*Calculated relationship
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Throckmorton Cemetery
Throckmorton County
Texas, USA
Created by: George Bacon
Record added: Feb 12, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 8382073
Thomas Jefferson Goff
Added by: Carol L Inman
Thomas Jefferson Goff
Added by: Saundra Nobles
Thomas Jefferson Goff
Added by: Saundra Nobles
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Rest in peace, my brother.
- Choctaw
 Added: Mar. 25, 2015

- annonymous
 Added: Mar. 24, 2014
Uncle Thomas...I am sorry that the coward took your life. You were and would have continued to be an excellent Texas Ranger. I am proud to say that I am a relative of yours.
- Carol L Inman
 Added: Oct. 24, 2013
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