Saturday, April 2, 2011

Texas Remembers Trooper Edward Bryan Wheeler

Trooper Edward Bryan Wheeler

The end result of Bonnie and Clyde's life of crime!

I found this article in the Houston Chronicle this morning. Ella Wheeler-McLeod was given an award memorializing her brother, slain Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Edward Bryan Wheeler. On April 1, 1934, Trooper Wheeler along with Trooper H. D. Murphy found Bonnie and Clyde on the road in a rural location in central Texas. Unfortunately the troopers didn't realize who they had until it was too late. Bonnie and Clyde opened fire killing the two troopers. About a month later on May 23, 1934, the law caught up with the outlaw couple and exacted justice, ending their murderous rampage.

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