Constable Darrell Edward Lunsford, Sr.

Constable Darrell Edward Lunsford, Sr.

Nacogdoches County Constable's Office - Precinct 3, Texas

End of Watch Wednesday, January 23, 1991

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Darrell Edward Lunsford, Sr.

Constable Darrell Lunsford was shot and killed while on a traffic stop. During the stop, Constable Lunsford found marijuana in the trunk of the suspect's vehicle.

The three suspects then jumped Constable Lunsford and shot and killed him with his own service weapon. The entire incident was videotaped by the video camera in Constable Lunsford's patrol car. Because of the videotape, the three suspects were arrested, tried, and convicted of his murder.

Constable Lunsford is survived by his wife and two children.

In May 2019, US 59 was renamed Constable Darrell Lunsford Memorial Highway and the signs were placed that following November.


  • Age 47
  • Tour Not available
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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Convicted of murder

traffic stop

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I have never met you, nor am I in the police force however, I am a student in a Police Foundations Program in Ontario, Canada and indeed the dashcam footage is being used as a training and educational tool here as well. I thank you for your service and extend my thoughts to your friends, family, co-workers and all who put their lives on the line in service to others.

Deborah Burns
St. Lawrence College

October 9, 2021

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