Constable Clarence Wesley Reed

Constable Clarence Wesley Reed

Williamson County Constable's Office, Tennessee

End of Watch Friday, January 28, 1944

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Clarence Wesley Reed

Constable Reed was shot and killed after making a traffic stop of a reckless driver on Franklin Road. During the stop he was attacked by the two brothers who were in the car. One of the men was able to gain control of Constable Reed's .38 caliber service revolver and shot him in the back. The two fled but were apprehended a short time later.

Both brothers were convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to 20 years in prison Febuary 25, 1944.

Constable Reed had been with the agency for 20 years.


  • Age 57
  • Tour 20 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to 20 years

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Constable Reed,
On today, the 75th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Williamson County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

January 28, 2019

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