Constable John E. Rhodes

Constable John E. Rhodes

Henderson County Constable's Office - Precinct 6, Texas

End of Watch Saturday, December 24, 1898

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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Chief Marshal Randy L. Ford (ret)
Green Mt Falls, CO

December 24, 2017

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