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Constable Thomas Jefferson Gonzales County Constable's Office - Precinct 3, Texas

Constable

Thomas Jefferson "Jeff" Tomlinson

Gonzales County Constable's Office - Precinct 3, Texas

End of Watch: Saturday, December 17, 1910

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: 13 years, 11 months

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Unknown weapon

Offender: suspect arrested

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Constable Jeff Tomlinson was investigating a party of drunks shooting up the town. Witnesses stated they heard 2 shots, followed by 5 more. Constable Tomlinson was found dead. He was shot twice, just below the heart.

Sheriff Johnson was called to the location and Eugene Bowers, a young barber, was arrested and charged with the constable's murder. He was transported to the Gonzales County Jail.

According to State Election Records, Gonzales County Precinct #3 Constable Thomas Jefferson (Jeff) Tomlinson had been elected on November 3, 1896. He took office on January 1, 1897 and served in that capacity until his death on December 17, 1910.

Constable Tomlinson was survived by his wife, Maggie Glover Tomlinson, and six children.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the one hundred and first anniversary year 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
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
December 17, 2011

 

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