Constable Daniel Davis Tubbs

Constable Daniel Davis Tubbs

Camp County Constable's Office - Precinct 1, Texas

End of Watch Thursday, June 29, 1972

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Daniel Davis Tubbs

Constable Tubbs was shot and killed by a former mental patient when he went to his home with orders to have him recommitted. The suspect shot him in the head as he exited his patrol car. The suspect was apprehended later that night and was charged with murder.

The suspect, 61, was determined to be insane and committed to Rusk State Hospital. He died in Terrell State Psychiatric Hospital on March 13, 1996.

Minutes after the shooting, the search for the suspect turned tragic. A man, 63, retarded, with a child's mind, who always wore a toy pistol, and was known by almost everyone, was shot and killed by a Texas Ranger searching for the suspect. It was dark and he pointed his toy gun at the ranger. The ranger could not see his face well enough to determine who he was. After ignoring three orders to drop it, he was shot.

Constable Tubbs had been in law enforcement for four years.


  • Age 49
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle; .30 caliber
  • Offender Died in mental hospital

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Constable Tubbs,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just as a Law Enforcement Officer but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Army during World War II. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

June 29, 2022

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