Constable Probert Peolia Story

Constable Probert Peolia Story

Morris County Constable's Office - Precinct 4, Texas

End of Watch Monday, May 15, 1893

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Probert Peolia Story

Probert P. Story was elected constable for Precinct 4 at Belden in Morris County on November 15, 1892. Belden is the present day City of Naples. Constable Story was trying to arrest a suspect who was drunk when the man resisted. Constable Story struck the man with his pistol. The suspect knocked his arm up and caused the pistol to fall to the floor and discharge. The bullet entered Story’s thigh and went upward, breaking his thigh and hip bones. Constable Story died on May 15, 1893.

The suspect was never identified in the newspaper and the disposition of any criminal charge is unknown. Titus County and Morris County could not locate any records of an arrest or a trial.

Story was survived by his wife Zephie and several children. He was buried in the Naples City Cemetery.


  • Age 37
  • Tour 5 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Wednesday, February 15, 1893
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Unknown disposition

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Rest in Peace Constable Probert Peolia Story. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice protecting the citizens of The Great State of Texas and Morris County, Texas.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends and Co-Workers. I also Pray that the thug that caused your death meet with a dastardly fate. May the hounds of hell forever pursue their sorry souls. May the flames of hell totally consume their souls!


Senior Special Agent B.L. Sherwood
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, TX

May 15, 2016

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