Constable George L. Reeves

Constable George L. Reeves

Taylor County Constable's Office, Texas

End of Watch Tuesday, March 24, 1925

George L. Reeves

Constable George Reeves and Sheriff W. W. Satterwhite were shot and killed while attempting to arrest a murder suspect.

As the two officers approached the suspect's house the suspect grabbed his rifle and shot Constable Reeves, killing him instantly.

Sheriff Satterwhite ran to a nearby house, but the suspect caught up with him and shot and killed him as well. The suspect was later located by a posse of 300 men and killed.


  • Age 47
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender Killed by posse

murder suspect, warrant service

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I am a great-granddaughter of Constable Reeves. I thank you for your thoughts. He was killed when he was only 47 and left a wife, and 13 children. My mother made sure that his name was put on the fallen officers memorial in Washington D.C. and in Austin, TX.

Karen Reeves Gebert
great granddaughter

March 6, 2018

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