Man Arrested In Central Texas Deputy’s Death Identified

Authorities Friday identified the man who’s in custody in connection with the shooting death of a Central Texas sheriff’s deputy who was killed while serving a warrant.

Sheriff's Sgt. Adam Sowders (KBTX-TV)

Funeral arrangements have made for Burleson County Deputy Adam Sowders, who was killed Thursday while serving a search warrant.

Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday at Central Baptist Church in College Station.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Central Baptist Church.

Burial will follow at Oak Lawn Cemetery on Highway 36 in Somerville.

The Adam Sowders Law Enforcement Continuing Education scholarship memorial fund has been established at the Citizens State Bank in Somerville. (KBTX-TV)


CALDWELL (December 20, 2013) The man who’s in custody in connection with the shooting death of a Burleson County sheriff’s deputy who was killed while serving a warrant was identified Friday as Henry Goedrich Magee, 28.

Magee is held on $1 million bond, pending an indictment.

Burleson County sheriff's Sgt. Adam Sowders, 31, was shot to death early Thursday while serving a warrant at a rural home, almost seven years to the day after he joined the department.

Sowders died shortly before 6 a.m. Thursday, the Burleson County Sheriff's Office said.

He was shot when deputies came under fire as they served a search warrant at a mobile home on County Road 278 in the southern part of the country, authorities said Thursday afternoon.

Sowders joined the Burleson County Sheriff’s Office on Dec. 18, 2006, seven years ago Wednesday.

He was promoted to investigator earlier this year.

He had also worked as a police officer in Somerville and had served as a firefighter in Somerville since he was 18.

He was an emergency management coordinator from April 2005 to April 2006.

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