Richard A. Pauley (March 26, 1882 - May 16, 1925)
Marker Text: A man who achieved boyhood wish to become a law officer, Pauley was a rancher before his election in 1923 to office of Coleman County sheriff.
He was widely respected as a true gentleman. Often he did not carry a gun, preferring to convince fugitives that the law would protect, not hurt, them.
He was shot by 2 stowaways while investigating a train car.
His wife Kate Dancer Pauley and son Russell survived him. (1968)
Marker No: 4258
Location: Valera Cemetery, about 1 mile south of Valera on FM 503