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Deputy Constable Micheal Ray Eakin, III | Harris County Constable's Office - Precinct 1, Texas Harris County Constable's Office - Precinct 1, Texas

Deputy Constable

Micheal Ray Eakin, III

Harris County Constable's Office - Precinct 1, Texas

End of Watch: Tuesday, September 29, 1998

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 25

Tour: 3 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Commuted to life

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Deputy Constable Michael Eakin was shot and killed after making a traffic stop. As he was checking the vehicle's license plates the passenger exited the car and fled on foot. Deputy Constable Eakin pursued him and a scuffle ensued, at which time he was shot in the neck.

Several other people who were in the vehicle at the time were arrested by other responding deputies. The 17-year-old suspect was sentenced to death on May 25th, 1999. The killer's sentence was commuted to life in prison in March 2005 when the United States Supreme Court ruled that the execution of criminals who committed their crimes as a juvenile was unconstitutional.

Deputy Constable Eakin had served with the Harris County Precinct 1 Constable's Office for three years. He was survived by his fiancee, mother, father, and family who served as his guardian when he was a teenager.

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I made this scene the night it happened, I remember thinking how does one tell a mother or father that their son who was fighting the good fight was taken by a heartless coward such as your killer. I knew you uncle who worked northeast in HPD, I also remember your mom from Grantham Middle school. I didn't know all of this while out on the scene, but days and weeks later it all came about. I grew up in that side of town, and I often pass the spot where it all happened, I always reflect to your sacrifice, and your families loss. I pray your family has found peace and happiness, and I know GOD has his arms around you in heaven. RIP brother.

Carl Smith SPO
March 8, 2016


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