Constable John E. Rhodes

Constable John E. Rhodes

Henderson County Constable's Office - Precinct 6, Texas

End of Watch Saturday, December 24, 1898

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John E. Rhodes

Constable Rhodes was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a man wanted for stealing hogs. The constable spotted the man trying to hid behind some bushes alongside a road. When he ordered the man to come out the suspect opened fire with a rifle, mortally wounding him. The suspect escaped.

On May 23, 1899, an angry mob hanged three men suspected of having helped the suspect escape.

Constable Rhodes had served with the agency for 3 years.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Friday, December 23, 1898
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender At Large

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Constable Rhodes,
On today, the 120th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Henderson County.


United States Border Patrol

December 24, 2018

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