Rusk County, Texas
Henderson, Kilgore, Mount Enterprise, New London,Tatum, and
West Rusk I.S.D.
RUSK COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE IN HENDERSON
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SERVICE IN HENDERSON
RUSK COUNTY CONSTABLES, PRECINCTS 1-5
John Carter Scroggins
Officer Scroggins had served with the Kilgore Police Department for 5 years. He was survived by his wife, son, parents, brother, and three sisters. He is buried in Huntington Cemetery, near Lufkin, Texas.
Tour 5 years
Cause Vehicular assault
Incident Date Saturday, December 11, 1937
James Elbert Grigsby
End of Watch Tuesday, November 23, 1937
Constable Grigsby, 29, had served 9 months before being slain in the line of duty. He was married but no report of whether he had any children. His parents survived him as did numerous brothers and sisters. He was buried in the Harmony Hills Cemetery in Rusk County.
In 1937, the constable for Tatum in Rusk County was elected in Precinct 3. Today, Precinct 2 covers the Tatum area.
Tour 9 months, 3 weeks
Offender committed suicide