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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