Anderson County, Texas
Anderson County is the 52nd largest of the 254 counties in Texas; with a 2000 census population of 55,109. Significant cities in Anderson County include Palestine, the county seat, Elkhart, and Frankston. Anderson County falls within the 11th Texas congressional districts and the 3rd Texas senatorial district. The county consists of 1,077 square miles. .
LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES IN ANDERSON COUNTY
Frankston, Palestine, Palestine Marshall's Office
SHERIFF'S OFFICE IN PALESTINE
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SERVICE IN PALESTINE
ANDERSON COUNTY CONSTABLES, PRECINCTS 1-4
Goodvin Darrell Honea
Incident Date Wednesday, October 9, 1985d left in front of his patrol car.
Anderson County Constable's Office - Precinct 2, Texas
End of Watch Saturday, October 20, 1945
James Glover Long
Constable Long was survived by his wife and four children.
Cause Automobile crash
Floyd Carl Cox
Offender sentenced to life in prison
James Monroe Stafford
End of Watch Thursday, June 15, 1899
The city marshal called Deputy Stafford out of the jail and began arguing with him and told him "stay out of my business." When Deputy Stafford responded by saying he was just doing his job the marshal pulled his pistol and shot him.
The marshal was convicted of murder and sentenced to 25 years in prison.
Deputy Stafford was survived by his wife and eight children
Offender Sentenced to 25 years
End of Watch Saturday, September 29, 1883
Weapon Gun; Unknown type
Offender Shot and killed
James Robert Godley
End of Watch Sunday, December 13, 1874
Bob Smith escaped in a hail of gunfire. He was arrested several weeks later. A poem, The Ballad of Bob Smith, by Lucius Dow Henderson, written in the middle 1950s, states that Bob Smith was lynched in his jail cell at Fosterville.
Tour 1 day
Incident Date Saturday, December 12, 1874