Constable Lee Stegall

Constable Lee Stegall

Motley County Constable's Office - Precinct 5, Texas

End of Watch Monday, November 28, 1927

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Lee Stegall

Constable Lee Stegall, who had been appointed the constable for the Flomot precinct just two weeks earlier, was driving home when he was assassinated by four men. The constable’s car was found sitting "quartering" across the road. The lights of the car were still on, and Stegall was described as sitting under the wheel of the car with one foot on the clutch and the other on the brake, his body kind of slumped, his hat lying just behind the car. His pistol was sticking back between his legs, the barrel protruding and warm. The evidence indicated a shootout between the constable and the assailants. Constable Stegall had been shot through the head.

The county immediately appointed a new constable who arrested Calvin Barnes, W. F. Allen, Harmon Mosely, Adolphus Mosely and Paul Allen.

Constable Stegall had arrested Harmon Mosely a week before he was killed and refused to take the kind of bond W. F. Allen offered for Mosely, who was his son-in-law. Allen got angry and told the constable he would kill him. Stegall filed a complaint against Allen.

It is unknown at this time as to the disposition of the charges against Barnes, Allen and the Mosely brothers. Paul Allen was convicted of murder and sentenced to 5 years in prison.

Constable Stegall was survived by his wife and six children. He is buried in Memorial Park Cemetery in Flomot, Motley County. His brother, P. G. Stegall, was the elected sheriff of Floyd County.


  • Age 39
  • Tour 2 weeks
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .32 caliber
  • Offender Not available


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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 84th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, PPD, eow 4/24/05

November 28, 2011

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