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Lieutenant Claton Morris Medrano | Harrison County Sheriff's Office, Texas Harrison County Sheriff's Office, Texas

Lieutenant

Claton Morris Medrano

Harrison County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch: Friday, April 27, 2001

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 51

Tour: 25 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Rifle; AK-47

Offender: Committed suicide

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Lieutenant Claton Medrano was shot and killed while he and another officer were serving a mental commitment warrant at a house near Hallsville.

The officers went to the scene after receiving reports several days earlier that the man was waving guns in a threatening manner. Lieutenant Medrano was asked to serve the papers because he had dealt with the suspect on prior occasions. As the officers arrived, the suspect opened fire with a fully automatic AK-47, fatally wounding Lieutenant Medrano and wounding his partner. The suspect then drove to his parent's home and committed suicide.

Lieutenant Medrano had been employed with the Harrison County Sheriff's Department for 15 year, and had been in law enforcement for 25 years.

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Rest in Peace Lt. Medrano. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice protecting the citizens of Harrison 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, Texas
April 27, 2016

 

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