Assistant Chief of Police Conrad Cecil Wren

Assistant Chief of Police Conrad Cecil Wren

McCamey Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Sunday, January 20, 1929

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Conrad Cecil Wren

Assistant Chief of Police Con Wren succumbed to injuries received when attempting to arrest two men for fighting at 4th Street in McCamey.

In the early morning hours, Assistant Chief Wren responded to a fight at a dance. As he tried to take two men into custody, both tried to flee. He struck one subject with his pistol, but the other subject slashed Assistant Chief Wren with a knife in the abdomen and neck. He fled the scene.

Assistant Chief Wren was taken to the hospital at San Angelo, where he underwent surgery. He passed away from his wounds nineteen days later.

A murder warrant was issued for the subject, but it is not known if he was ever captured and tried.

Assistant Chief Wren had served with the McCamey Police Department for eight months and previously served with the Texas Rangers for three months. He was survived by his wife and daughter.


  • Age 41
  • Tour 11 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Stabbed
  • Incident Date Tuesday, January 1, 1929
  • Weapon Edged weapon; Knife
  • Offender Unknown

arrest attempt, fight call

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