Morris County, Texas
LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES IN MORRIS COUNTY
Daingerfield, Lone star-Daingerfield I.S.D.,Jefferson, and Jefferson I.S.D., Naples, and Omaha
MORRIS COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE IN DAINGERFIELD
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SERVICE IN DAINGERFIELD
MORRIS COUNTY CONSTABLES, PRECINCTS 1-4
Jess S. Henderson
End of Watch Tuesday, January 23, 1923
Henderson was survived by his wife, Bertie Henderson, and children Willie Henderson and Ruth Henderson. He was buried in the Omaha City Cemetery.
Cause Gunfire (Accidental)
Incident Date Wednesday, January 17, 1923
George W. Tucker
Constable George Tucker was shot and killed as he attempted to arrest a man for the fraudulent sale of a mule. The suspect was apprehended, convicted of murder, and sentenced to death. On March 17, 1913, the day he was to hang, Governor Oscar B. Colquitt granted him a respite of 30 days. A mob, angered over the respite, seized the suspect from the county jail and hanged him.
Constable Tucker was survived by his wife and young son and buried at Omaha Cemetery, Morris County, Texas
Weapon Gun; Unknown type
Robert P. Story
End of Watch Monday, May 15, 1893
The suspect was never identified in the newspaper and the disposition of any criminal charge is unknown. Titus County and Morris County could not locate any records of an arrest or a trial.
Story was survived by his wife Zephie and several children. He was buried in the Naples City Cemetery.
Tour 5 months
Incident Date Wednesday, February 15, 1893
Offender Unknown disposition
F. M. Ledbetter
End of Watch Friday, December 16, 1892
The killer was executed on June 9, 1893.
Constable Ledbetter was survived by his wife and five children.
Offender Executed in 1893