Cass County, Texas
LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES IN CASS COUNTY
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.
Offender Sentenced to ten years
Charles F. Perdue
End of Watch Monday, January 21, 1889
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.
Tour 6 years, 2 months
Weapon Unknown weapon