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Constable J. Perry Landrum | Jefferson County Constable's Office - Precinct 4, Texas Jefferson County Constable's Office - Precinct 4, Texas

Constable

J. Perry Landrum

Jefferson County Constable's Office - Precinct 4, Texas

End of Watch: Friday, May 17, 1907

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 45

Tour: 3 months

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Shotgun

Offender: Sentenced to 2 years

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Constable Perry Landrum was shot and killed from ambush by a man he had previously arrested for riding a train without a ticket.

The subject had hidden in bushes along a roadway that Constable Landrum was traveling on approximately 3/4 mile from Odelia. As Constable Landrum rode by on his horse the subject opened fire on him, striking him in the chest with a shotgun blast.

The man turned himself in and eventually plead guilty to manslaughter. He was sentenced to two years in prison but released after serving only six months.

Constable Landrum had served as the elected constable for Jefferson County's Precinct 4 for only three months, and had previously served as a deputy constable.

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
God Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
Texas
May 17, 2015

 

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