Corporal Harry Lane Thielepape, Jr.

Corporal Harry Lane Thielepape, Jr.

Harris County Constable's Office - Precinct 6, Texas

End of Watch Wednesday, February 20, 2008

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Harry Lane Thielepape, Jr.

Corporal Harry Thielepape succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained almost one month earlier while arresting a suspect for possessing drugs and illegally possessing a handgun at the Chancellor Apartments at 311 Parramatta Lane.

The suspect had been handcuffed behind the back and placed in the backseat of Corporal Thielepape's patrol car. However, the man was able to move his handcuffed arms below his legs to the front of his body. When Corporal Thielepape opened the back door of the patrol car, a struggle ensued. The man gained control of one of Corporal Thielepape's two handguns and opened fire, hitting him several times.

Despite being critically wounded, Corporal Thielepape returned fire and killed the suspect.

Corporal Thielepape was transported to a local hospital where he remained until passing away without ever fully regaining consciousness.

Corporal Thielepape had served with the Harris County Precinct 6 Constable's Office for 12 years. He is survived by his son, two grandchildren, mother, and three sisters.


  • Age 57
  • Tour 12 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Saturday, January 26, 2008
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Shot and killed

narcotics, weapons violation

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Rest in peace Corporal Thielepape.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

December 2, 2021

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