Constable James Frederick Green

Constable James Frederick Green

Donley County Constable's Office - Precinct 2, Texas

End of Watch Tuesday, July 5, 1892

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James Frederick Green

Constable James Green and Field Inspector George Grissom of the Stock-Raisers' Association of North-West Texas were shot and killed in Clarendon, Texas while conducting an investigation along with the Potter County sheriff.

They had entered a saloon on Kearney Street at 6:20 am and encountered two men whose brother had been sent to prison by Constable Bell. The subject held a grudge against Constable Bell and opened fire on him, fatally wounding him and Inspector Grissom.

Despite being mortally wounded, Constable Bell returned fire and killed one of the subjects. The second was arrested and charged with murder.

Inspector Grissom was buried in the Bolivar Cemetery in Sanger in Denton County. It is unknown if he was survived by a wife or children. He was one month shy of his 36th birthday.

Constable Green was elected constable for Precinct 2 in Donley County on November 4th, 1890. The newspaper reported that he had been an officer in Clarendon for five years and an officer for a total of 16 years. He had previously served as a Texas Ranger from 1882 to 1887. It is unknown if he was survived by a wife or children. While he was reported to have been buried in Donley County his gravesite cannot be located.


  • Age 33
  • Tour 16 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Unknown weapon
  • Offender Killed by constable

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Constable Green,
On today, the 130th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Donley County.


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July 5, 2022

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