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Constable Darrell Edward Lunsford, Sr. | Nacogdoches County Constable's Office - Precinct 3, Texas Nacogdoches County Constable's Office - Precinct 3, Texas

Constable

Darrell Edward Lunsford, Sr.

Nacogdoches County Constable's Office - Precinct 3, Texas

End of Watch: Wednesday, January 23, 1991

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 47

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Officer's handgun

Offender: Convicted of murder

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Constable Darrell Lunsford was shot and killed while on a traffic stop. During the stop, Constable Lunsford found marijuana in the trunk of the suspect's vehicle.

The three suspects then jumped Constable Lunsford and shot and killed him with his own service weapon. The entire incident was videotaped by the video camera in Constable Lunsford's patrol car. Because of the video tape, the three suspects were arrested, tried and convicted of his murder.

Constable Lunsford is survived by his wife and two children.

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Rest In Peace. Like so many others have said I too watched the video of your murder as a police recruit. It is never easy to watch a man die, even if it is only on video. I hope that your death taught me and all the others who witnessed it something to help us live.

ECO Keith R. Levanway
New York State Environmental Conservation Police
January 23, 2017

 

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