Constable Felipe Cobb

Constable Felipe Cobb

Cameron County Constable's Office - Precinct 2, Texas

End of Watch Tuesday, April 5, 1898

Felipe Cobb

Constable Felipe Cobb and his brother, Deputy Sheriff Sam Cobb of the Cameron County Sheriff's Office, were shot and killed while responding to a disturbance at a voting booth in Brownsville.

As he rode his horse to investigate the disturbance a man stepped from an alley, grabbed the horse's bridle, and then shot Deputy Sam Cobb. Constable Felipe Cobb and a Brownsville police officer arrived at the scene of the shooting on foot the man opened fire on them, fatally wounding Constable Felipe Cobb. The shooter's brother then ran out of a nearby building and shot Deputy Sam Cobb in the head.

Both brothers fled the scene but were arrested a short time later. One them was able to then escape custody and flee. The other brother was shot and killed by an angry mob who stormed the county jail.

Constable Cobb was survived by his wife.


  • Age 31
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Not available

disturbance, election

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