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Constable Thomas Lewis Townsend, Jr. | Colorado County Constable's Office - Precinct 4, Texas Colorado County Constable's Office - Precinct 4, Texas

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Thomas Lewis Townsend, Jr.

Colorado County Constable's Office - Precinct 4, Texas

End of Watch: Monday, June 26, 1893

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 27

Tour: 4 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Animal related

Incident Date: 3/19/1893

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Constable Thomas Townsend succumbed to injuries sustained three months earlier when his horse fell on him. Constable Townsend and his brother, Constable Mose Townsend, had heard screaming in the distance and where riding to investigate. They decided to take a shortcut through a wooded area and ran into barbed wire.

Both constable's were thrown from their horses, with Constable Thomas Townsend's horse landing on him. He suffered from internal injuries until his death.

He had been with the agency for four years and was survived by his wife, one child, brother, and parents. His brother, Constable Mose Townsend, was murdered in the line of duty six months later.

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Constable A. Mose Townsend
Colorado County Constable's Office - Precinct 4, Texas
End of Watch: Thursday, January 18, 1894
Cause: Stabbed

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Rest in Peace Constable Thomas Lewis Townsend Jr. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice protecting the citizens of Colorado County, Texas.

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

Amen.

Senior Special Agent B.L. Sherwood (Ret)
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, TX
June 26, 2016

 

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