Cass County Courthouse in Linden, Texas

Cass County, Texas

Cass County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 30,464. The county seat is Linden. The county was named for Lewis Cass, a senator from Michigan who favored the annexation of Texas. 

LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES IN CASS COUNTY

POLICE DEPARTMENTS

Atlanta, Bloomburg, Hughes Springs, Hughes Springs I.S.D., Linden,  Linden-Kildare C. I. S. D., McCleod I.S.D., Queen City 

CASS COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE IN LINDEN

DEPARTMNET OF PUBLIC SERVICE IN ATLANTA

CASS COUNTY CONSTABLES, PRECINCTS 1-4

L. F. Blackwell

Cass County Constable's Office - Precinct 5, Texas

End of Watch Saturday, July 31, 1937

Constable Blackwell was shot and killed after responding to a disturbance at a residence in McLeod, Texas, involving a drunk male who had been beating his wife. When Constable Blackwell arrived at the scene, he tried to get the suspect to come outside. The suspect instead fired a shotgun through the screen door, striking Constable Blackwell in the chest. 

Constable Blackwell's wife, who was riding with him at the time, returned fire at the suspect. The suspect was arrested and convicted of murdering Constable Blackwell. He was sentenced to ten years in prison. 

Constable Blackwell was survived by his wife, daughter, and two sons.

Bio

Age 39


Incident Details

Cause Gunfire

Weapon Shotgun

Offender Sentenced to ten years

Charles F. Perdue

Cass County Constable's Office - Precinct 6, Texas

End of Watch Monday, January 21, 1889


Constable Charles Perdue, accompanied by Deputy Sheriffs John Stone and D.T. Cole went to the residence of Dave Farmer to serve a warrant and arrest his son, Bud Farmer, age 25, for unlawfully carrying a pistol and another charge. When the officers arrived at the residence the family was eating supper. The door was pushed open and the officers stepped in, covering the two Farmers with their guns and ordered them to throw up their hands. Bud Farmer pulled his pistol and opened fire, shooting Constable Perdue in the chest killing him. The officers returned the gunfire hitting Bud Farmer several times. Bud Farmer ran outside and fell dead in the yard.

Constable Perdue was elected when he was 22 and was re-elected four times. He was single and was buried in the Douglassville Cemetery. He was killed on his 28th birthday.


Bio

Age 28

Tour 6 years, 2 months


Incident Details

Cause Gunfire

Weapon Unknown weapon

Offender killed