Constable William W. Cumberledge

Constable William W. Cumberledge

Gray County Constable's Office - Precinct 1, Texas

End of Watch Monday, September 1, 1941

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William W. Cumberledge

Constable William Cumberledge was shot and killed by a suspect in retaliation for arresting the man for drunkenness the previous week.

The suspect went to the constable's home and awoke the constable. When Constable Cumberledge went outside to speak to the man, he was shot in the head and side.

The suspect was located the next day but shot himself in the head as officers attempted to arrest him. He survived the wound and stood trial for Constable Cumberledge's murder.

Constable Cumberledge had served with the agency for 1 year.


  • Age 54
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Charged with murder

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Rest in Peace Pct. 1 Constable William W. Cumberledge. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice protecting the citizens of Gray County and The Great State of Texas.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends and those brave souls who have chosen to follow in your footsteps. I also Pray that the scum that murdered you burns forever in the lake of fire!


Senior Special Agent Barry Sherwood Ret.
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, TX

September 23, 2016

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