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Deputy Constable Early Evans Sparks | McLennan County Constable's Office - Precinct 1, Texas McLennan County Constable's Office - Precinct 1, Texas

Deputy Constable

Early Evans Sparks

McLennan County Constable's Office - Precinct 1, Texas

End of Watch: Friday, March 25, 1910

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 29

Tour: 15 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Stabbed

Incident Date: 3/19/1910

Weapon: Edged weapon

Offender: Shot and killed by Constable Sparks

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Deputy Constable Earl Sparks died of wounds he received when he was was cut and stabbed by a man who was raving and attacking passers-by on the sidewalk in Waco.

When Constable Sparks confronted the man he was stabbed in the stomach. Constable Sparks was able to fire one shot and killing the man.

Sparks was taken to the hospital. It was found that knife blade penetrated the intestines and one kidney. Some of the best surgeons in the Southwest attempted to save his life, but he died six days later from his wounds.

It was reported that Sparks’ father and grandfather were peace officers and noted for their courage. His uncle, Captain Sparks, served with distinction with the Texas Rangers.

Sparks was single and 29 years of age at the time of his death. He was buried in the Bosqueville Cemetery in McLennan County.

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Rest in Peace Deputy Constable Early Evans Sparks. Thank you for your Service and Sacrifice.

I pray for Peace for your Family, Friends & Co-Workers. I also Pray that the hounds of hell forever pursue and gnaw at the rotting flesh of the scum that took your life!


Sr. Special Agent B.L. Sherwood
Port Terminal Railroad Police
March 25, 2016


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