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Constable William Clinton Harless | Harris County Constable's Office - Precinct 7, Texas Harris County Constable's Office - Precinct 7, Texas

Constable

William Clinton Harless

Harris County Constable's Office - Precinct 7, Texas

End of Watch: Thursday, April 15, 1915

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 25

Tour: 2 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 4/14/1915

Weapon: Rifle

Offender: Executed in 1916

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Deputy William Harless died of a gunshot wound received the previous day while attempting to serve a burglary arrest warrant. The suspect fired a Winchester Rifle through the front window of the house, striking Deputy Harless in the neck.

The suspect was arrested, convicted of murder, and hanged February 1, 1916.

Deputy Harless had been with the agency for two years. He also held a dual role as a deputy sheriff for the Harris County Sheriff's Office.

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Heroes live forever, Constable Harless, and we will never forget. Thank you for the sacrifice you made for the citizens of Harris County and the great State of Texas.

Greater Houston C.O.P.S.
April 15, 2013

 

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