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Constable William Tedder | Franklin County Constable's Office - Precinct 3, Texas Franklin County Constable's Office - Precinct 3, Texas


William Tedder

Franklin County Constable's Office - Precinct 3, Texas

End of Watch: Saturday, December 3, 1892

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 25

Tour: 3 weeks

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Rifle

Offender: Sentenced to life in prison

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Constable Tedder was shot and killed while attempting to settle a rent dispute.

Constable Tedder and a property owner went to the residence of a tenant regarding nonpayment of rent. While at the residence, the tenant prepared coffee and then went to a neighbor's house on the pretense of borrowing coffee cups, but instead returned with a Winchester and shot Constable Tedder, killing him.

The suspect was convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison.

Constable Tedder had served with the Franklin County Constable's Office - Precinct 3 for three weeks.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 119th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, PPD, eow 4/24/05
December 3, 2011


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