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Constable John J. Connell | Lampasas County Constable's Office - Precinct 3, Texas Lampasas County Constable's Office - Precinct 3, Texas

Constable

John J. Connell

Lampasas County Constable's Office - Precinct 3, Texas

End of Watch: Thursday, April 8, 1915

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 54

Tour: 10 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Pardoned in 1926

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Constable Connell was shot and killed as he chased a suspect on his horse. The suspect had been arrested by Constable Connell and other officer for forgery. During questioning the suspect escaped, at which time Constable Connell gave chase and was shot. The suspect was apprehended the next day.

The suspect was convicted of murder and sentenced to 50 years. He was pardoned by Governor Miriam A. Ferguson on December 12, 1926.

Constable Connell had been with the agency for ten years and was survived by his wife and five children.

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Your heroiism and service is honored today, the 97th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Phyllis Loya
mom of fallen California Police Officer Larry Lasater, PPD, 4/24/05
April 8, 2012

 

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