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Constable Earl Franklin Tarrant County Constable's Office - Precinct 8, Texas

Constable

Earl Franklin "Andy" Andrews

Tarrant County Constable's Office - Precinct 8, Texas

End of Watch: Saturday, June 7, 1975

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 49

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Shotgun

Offender: Charged with capital murder

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Constable Andrews was shot and killed after stopping a van that had been involved in a hit-and-run in Lavaca County. When the van stopped, the side door opened and a man exited with a shotgun. Constable Andrews ordered the man to drop the shotgun but the man fired, knocking Constable Andrews to the ground. The man then shot Constable Andrews a second time. The suspect then fired through the windshield of Constable Andrews' car at his wife, who was riding with him, striking her in the arm.

Both suspects were eventually arrested and charged with capital murder.

Constable Andrews was survived by his wife and four children.

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Rest in Peace Constable Earl Franklin Andrews. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice protecting Tarrant County Pct. 8.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends and Co-Workers.

I also Pray that your murderer is forever pursued by the hounds of hell. May his screams of pain and agony as he burns in the lake of fire echo around his earthly grave!

Amen.

Senior Special Agent B.L. Sherwood (Ret)
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, TX
June 7, 2016

 

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