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Constable William W. Cumberledge | Gray County Constable's Office - Precinct 1, Texas Gray County Constable's Office - Precinct 1, Texas


William W. Cumberledge

Gray County Constable's Office - Precinct 1, Texas

End of Watch: Monday, September 1, 1941

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 54

Tour: 1 year

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Charged with murder

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Constable William Cumberledge was shot and killed by a suspect in retaliation for arresting the man for drunkenness the previous week.

The suspect went to the constable's home and awoke the constable. When Constable Cumberledge went outside to speak to the man, he was shot in the head and side.

The suspect was located the next day but shot himself in the head as officers attempted to arrest him. He survived the wound and stood trial for Constable Cumberledge's murder.

Constable Cumberledge had served with the agency for 1 year.

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Rest in Peace Pct. 1 Constable William W. Cumberledge. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice protecting the citizens of Gray County and The Great State of Texas.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends and those brave souls who have chosen to follow in your footsteps. I also Pray that the scum that murdered you burns forever in the lake of fire!


Senior Special Agent Barry Sherwood Ret.
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, TX
September 23, 2016


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