Police Officer Eldridge C. Cornelius

Police Officer Eldridge C. Cornelius

Simonton Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Friday, June 21, 1929

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Eldridge C. Cornelius

Police Officer Eldridge Cornelius was shot and killed while responding to a disturbance call.

He was attempting to arrest two men at the scene when one of them produced a handgun and shot him in the abdomen. The suspect was convicted of murder and sentenced to death. His sentence was later commuted to life. He was released in 1940.

Officer Cornelius was survived by his wife and five children.


  • Age 58
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Thursday, June 20, 1929
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Released in 1940

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Rest in Peace Police Officer Eldrige C. Cornelius. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice protecting the citizens of Simonton, Texas.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends and Co-Workers. I also Pray that the hounds of hell will forever gnaw on the carcass' of your murderers. May their screams of anguish rise up from the lake of fire for all evil doers to hear.


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

June 18, 2016

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