Deputy Constable Charles Hoskins

Deputy Constable Charles Hoskins

Bastrop County Constable's Office - Precinct 6, Texas

End of Watch Wednesday, September 16, 1885

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Charles Hoskins

Deputy Constable Charles Hoskins was shot and killed as he assisted a posse with serving a warrant on a subject.

Earlier in the day the Precinct 6 constable attempted to serve the warrant on the man who had threatened to kill the owner of the land he was living on. When the constable arrived at the location the subject confronted him with a Winchester rifle and threatened to kill anyone who tried to arrest him.

The constable returned to McDade and organized a posse, including Deputy Constable Hoskins. They returned to the home but as they approached the house the man opened fire, killing Deputy Constable Hoskins. The posse returned fire, wounding the subject and his wife. As the posse members attended to Deputy Constable Hoskins the subject was able to escape through the woods.

He turned himself in to the county sheriff the following morning. He was subsequently convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to five years in prison. He was released from prison in 1890.

Deputy Constable Hoskins was survived by his mother.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour 1 day
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle; Winchester
  • Offender Sentenced to 5 years

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