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James E. Decker

  • Birth 31 Aug 1896 Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, USA
  • Death 29 Aug 1970 Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, USA
  • Burial Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, USA
  • Memorial ID 18857

Law Officer. Longtime Dallas County, Texas Sheriff who was involved in several nationally famous incidents. His pursuit of Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker and his capture of hardened criminal Raymond Hamilton focused national attention on him during the 1930s, and was Sheriff in November 1963, when President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 14 Dec 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 18857
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James E. Decker (31 Aug 1896–29 Aug 1970), Find A Grave Memorial no. 18857, citing Sparkman Hillcrest Memorial Park, Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .