Deputy Constable William Robert Draper

Deputy Constable William Robert Draper

Lamar County Constable's Office - Precinct 1, Texas

End of Watch Friday, February 5, 1909

Add to My Heroes

William Robert Draper

Deputy Constable Draper was shot and killed as he and another constable attempted to serve a warrant on a man for assault. The suspect grabbed a rifle from his rear door and shot Constable Draper, killing him instantly. The suspect was apprehended four days later in Wister, Oklahoma.

The suspect was convicted of murder and hanged on October 10, 1909.

Constable Draper was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 37
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender Executed in 1909

Most Recent Reflection

View all 6 Reflections

Rip deputy Draper you will never be forgotten

James Morris Vistor to pay respects to fallen officers.

February 5, 2017

Want even more control of your Reflection? Create a free ODMP account now for these benefits:

  • Quick access to your heroes
  • Reflections published quicker
  • Save a Reflection signature
  • View, edit or delete any Reflection you've left in the past

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now.