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Constable John D. Cunningham | Harrison County Constable's Office - Precinct 3, Texas Harrison County Constable's Office - Precinct 3, Texas

Constable

John D. Cunningham

Harrison County Constable's Office - Precinct 3, Texas

End of Watch: Tuesday, November 28, 1916

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 51

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 11/23/1916

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Pardoned in 1919

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Constable Cunningham was shot and killed as he and two other officers attempted to arrest two men who had robbed a mail carrier. Both suspects were arrested and one was convicted and sentenced to 99 years in prison. He was pardoned by Governor William P. Hobby on November 5, 1919. He absolved his companion who was not indicted.

Constable Cunningham was survived by his wife and five children.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 95thth anniversary 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
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, PPD, eow 4/24/05
November 28, 2011

 

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