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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

Incident Date: 1/23/1991

Weapon: Officer's handgun

Suspect: 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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I saw the video while attending the police academy in 1994. I never, ever forgot about the manner of his death...in that I learned by watching it to always maintain CONTROL of people I was dealing with. I never let anyone out of a vehicle that I did not want or need out of a vehicle during traffic stops. I learned early on to watch people and their "body talk" and to observe them to try to determine if they were positioning themselves to take me down. It was so sad to see Constable Lunsford being "circled" by these vultures for the end result.

Sergeant A. G. (Ret.)
Federal
January 17, 2014

 

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