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Deputy Constable William Robert Draper | Lamar County Constable's Office - Precinct 1, Texas Lamar County Constable's Office - Precinct 1, Texas

Deputy Constable

William Robert Draper

Lamar County Constable's Office - Precinct 1, Texas

End of Watch: Friday, February 5, 1909

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 37

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Rifle

Offender: Executed in 1909

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Deputy Constable Draper was shot and killed as he and another constable attempted to serve a warrant on a man for assault. The suspect grabbed a rifle from his rear door and shot Constable Draper, killing him instantly. The suspect was apprehended four days later in Wister, Oklahoma.

The suspect was convicted of murder and hanged on October 10, 1909.

Constable Draper was survived by his wife and two children.

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