Deputy Constable James L. Grayson

Deputy Constable James L. Grayson

Harris County Constable's Office - Precinct 1, Texas

End of Watch Monday, April 12, 1915

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James L. Grayson

Deputy Constable James Grayson was shot and killed after he and another deputy responded to a local park on a call of loud music. Upon their arrival the suspect began assaulting Deputy Constable Grayson and then shot him in the chest.

The suspect was convicted of second degree murder and sentenced to 20 years. He was pardoned by Governor James E. Ferguson on July 17, 1917.

Deputy Constable Grayson had served with the agency for eight years. He was survived by his wife and child.


  • Age 27
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Pardoned in 1917

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Rest in Peace Deputy James L. Grayson. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice for the citizens of Harris County, Texas.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends and Co-Workers. I also Pray that the hounds of hell forever gnaw at the rotting flesh and bones of your murderer.


Senior Special Agent B.L. Sherwood (Ret)
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, Texas

April 12, 2016

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