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Constable Abraham Obadiah Hamon, Jr. | Gonzales County Constable's Office - Precinct 7, Texas Gonzales County Constable's Office - Precinct 7, Texas

Constable

Abraham Obadiah Hamon, Jr.

Gonzales County Constable's Office - Precinct 7, Texas

End of Watch: Tuesday, September 7, 1943

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 48

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Executed in 1945

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Constable Hamon was shot and killed while attempting to serve a warrant on a man for beating his girlfriend. The victim had gone to Constable Hamon's home and spoke to his wife about the incident. Warrants were issued for the man's arrest.

The suspect coincidentally lived on Constable Hamon's farm. Constable Hamon, accompanied by his won, drove to the man's home to serve the warrant. When they arrived at the home they observed the man sitting on the porch, holding a shotgun. Words were exchanged between the two men and as Constable Hamon exited his vehicle the suspect opened fire with the shotgun, striking him in the left hand and wrist. Constable Hamon returned fire before retreating into a nearby field.

The suspect chased Constable Hamon into the field as the constable's son went for help. In an attempt to hid from the man, the constable laid down in the weeds. When the suspect located him he shot him in the neck and head with a pistol.

When the son returned with help they located Constable Hamon's body. The suspect was apprehended a short time later. The man was convicted of Constable Hamon's murder and executed on March 4, 1945.

Constable Hamon was survived by his wife and 11 children.

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 70th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater
May 1, 2013

 

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