Constable William Tedder

Constable William Tedder

Franklin County Constable's Office - Precinct 3, Texas

End of Watch Saturday, December 3, 1892

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William Tedder

Constable Tedder was shot and killed while attempting to settle a rent dispute.

Constable Tedder and a property owner went to the residence of a tenant regarding nonpayment of rent. While at the residence, the tenant prepared coffee and then went to a neighbor's house on the pretense of borrowing coffee cups, but instead returned with a Winchester and shot Constable Tedder, killing him.

The suspect was convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison.

Constable Tedder had served with the Franklin County Constable's Office - Precinct 3 for three weeks.


  • Age 25
  • Tour 3 weeks
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender Sentenced to life in prison

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Constable Tedder,
On today, the 90th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Franklin County.


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December 3, 2022

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