Franklin County, Texas
Bobby Max Biggerstaff
Franklin County Sheriff's Department, Texas
End of Watch Saturday, June 19, 1993
Chief Deputy Bobby Biggerstaff was killed when his patrol car was struck head-on by a drunk driver at 90 mph. Chief Deputy Biggerstaff was en route to Winfield, Texas to assist the Titus County Sheriff's Office with a fight call.
The drunk driver was also killed in the crash.
Chief Deputy Biggerstaff had served with the agency for 29 years. Chief Deputy Biggerstaff was the state of Texas' youngest sheriff elected in 1968 at the age of 23. He is survived by his wife (also a deputy sheriff), two daughters, three stepchildren, brother, sister, parents, and granddaughter.
Tour 29 years
Cause Vehicular assault
Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
End of Watch Saturday, December 3, 1892
Constable Tedder and a property owner went to the residence of a tenant regarding nonpayment of rent. While at the residence, the tenant prepared coffee and then went to a neighbor's house on the pretense of borrowing coffee cups, but instead returned with a Winchester and shot Constable Tedder, killing him.
The suspect was convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison.
Constable Tedder had served with the Franklin County Constable's Office - Precinct 3 for three weeks.
Tour 3 weeks
Offender Sentenced to life in prison