Constable John D. Cunningham

Constable John D. Cunningham

Harrison County Constable's Office - Precinct 3, Texas

End of Watch Tuesday, November 28, 1916

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John D. Cunningham

Constable Cunningham was shot and killed as he and two other officers attempted to arrest two men who had robbed a mail carrier.

Both suspects were arrested and one was convicted and sentenced to 99 years in prison. He was pardoned by Governor William P. Hobby on November 5, 1919. He absolved his companion who was not indicted.

Constable Cunningham was survived by his wife and five children.


  • Age 51
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Thursday, November 23, 1916
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Pardoned in 1919

arrest attempt

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 95thth anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, PPD, eow 4/24/05

November 28, 2011

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