Constable Bill Garsee

Constable Bill Garsee

Polk County Constable's Office - Precinct 3, Texas

End of Watch Sunday, April 1, 1984

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Bill Garsee

Constable Bill Garsee was shot and killed while working on his farm. A car pulled up to his farm and the driver opened fire on Constable Garsee, striking him three times in the chest.

Despite several witnesses, including his wife, and an exhaustive investigation by the sheriff's office and Texas Rangers, no suspects or motive was ever identified.

Constable Garsee had served as constable for seven years and was paid a salary of $1 per year.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Case never solved

ambush, at home

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Constable Garsee,
On today, the 40th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Polk County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol(Retired)

April 1, 2024

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