Sheriff James C. Douglas was shot to death in the city of Old Ocean
on Tuesday May 15, 1973, by two suspects. Deputy Douglas was thirty
years old at the time of his death and had only been employed with
the Brazoria County Sheriff's Department for one month and a half.
Deputy Douglas and his family had planned to move to Brazoria County
the following week after his death, from Harris County. Deputy
Douglas was previous employed with the Harris County Sheriff's
Department for three years, two of which were served working in the
patrol division, before moving over to Brazoria County Sheriff's
Department. Deputy Douglas was survived by his wife, Frankie, and
four children; ranging in age from ten years of age down to four.