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Constable Edward Price | Titus County Constable's Office - Precinct 8, Texas Titus County Constable's Office - Precinct 8, Texas

Constable

Edward Price

Titus County Constable's Office - Precinct 8, Texas

End of Watch: Wednesday, March 22, 1933

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 41

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Stabbed

Weapon: Edged weapon; Knife

Offender: Not available

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Constable Edward Price asked Bill Herron, age 23, to stop shooting dice at the Winfield Train Depot. Arthur Sanders, age 38, the step-father of Bill Herron, then came up behind Constable Price, and Sanders, using a long jagged knife, cut, stabbed and almost decapitated Constable Price. Price died at the scene within minutes.

Arthur Sanders was tried, convicted, and sentenced to thirty-eight years in prison for the murder. He died in prison April 20, 1940. Bill Herron was sentenced to eight years in prison for his part in the murder. He was released June 7, 1937.

Price was survived by his wife, Claudie, and an adopted son, Clarence Trussell, age 18. Price is buried in the Talco City Cemetery, Talco, Titus County, Texas.

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Constable Price; Thank you for your service. this year will mark the 3rd annual recognition of Peace Officers Memorial Day. It will mark the first time your name will be read aloud and a Texas Flag will be presented in your Honor. On May 15, 2013, the Titus County Historical Commission Chair and the Titus County Veterans service Officer, Steve Austin, will begin the campaign to erect a Peace Officers Memorial on the Courthouse grounds.

Steve Austin; County VSO
TCHC &CVSO
May 2, 2013

 

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