Tim Timberlake

Texas Ranger Sgt. Tim Timberlake had a bad feeling—that an assignment to stop smuggler Encarnacion Delgado would be his last.  There were reasons; recently, Delgado had murdered Ranger Joe Shaw, so the outlaw had no qualms about killing.

October 10, 1918. Timberlake and other lawmen (including Ranger legend Frank Hamer) waited for their quarry just below Brownsville. Encarnacion crossed the Rio Grande; ordered to surrender, he got one shot off before being riddled.

But that one bullet ripped through Timberlake’s abdomen; he died the next day.  He was buried with honors in Uvalde.

Related Articles

  • tim_holt

    Warner Bros. has issued the first of what I hope will be several Tim Holt…

  • In this 65th anniversary year for True West, on assignment to report my favorite Investigating…

  • mtrimble_250

    What can you tell me about cowboy actor Tim McCoy? Ross Taylor Nashville, Tennessee Tim…