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Police Officer Eldridge C. Cornelius | Simonton Police Department, Texas Simonton Police Department, Texas

Police Officer

Eldridge C. Cornelius

Simonton Police Department, Texas

End of Watch: Friday, June 21, 1929

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 58

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 6/20/1929

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Released in 1940

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Police Officer Eldridge Cornelius was shot and killed while responding to a disturbance call.

He was attempting to arrest two men at the scene when one of them produced a handgun and shot him in the abdomen. The suspect was convicted of murder and sentenced to death. His sentence was later commuted to life. He was released in 1940.

Officer Cornelius was survived by his wife and five children.

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Rest in Peace Police Officer Eldrige C. Cornelius. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice protecting the citizens of Simonton, Texas.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends and Co-Workers. I also Pray that the hounds of hell will forever gnaw on the carcass' of your murderers. May their screams of anguish rise up from the lake of fire for all evil doers to hear.


Senior Special Agent B.L. Sherwood (Ret)
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, TX
June 18, 2016


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