Constable Joseph Lamar Kolb

Constable Joseph Lamar Kolb

Walker County Constable's Office - Precinct 1, Texas

End of Watch Wednesday, September 14, 1921

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Joseph Lamar Kolb

Constable Joe Kolb was shot and killed as he and other members of a posse searched for a still at Pine Prairie, approximately four miles from Huntsville.

The posse encountered a subject who ordered them to put their hands in the air. When the posse members refused to obey the commands the man opened fire, mortally wounding Constable Kolb. He was taken to the state penitentiary hospital in Huntsville where he died shortly after midnight.

Four subjects were arrested and charged with Constable Kolb's murder, but the outcome of their trial is not known.


  • Age 42
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Tuesday, September 13, 1921
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Charged with murder

alcohol violation

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Constable Kolb,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Walker County.


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September 14, 2021

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