Constable Edward Clark Lankford

Constable Edward Clark Lankford

Young County Constable's Office - Precinct 3, Texas

End of Watch Monday, November 18, 1929

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Edward Clark Lankford

Constable Edd Lankford was shot and killed in his office after a woman came to him seeking protection from her husband. The husband was walking past the office and Constable Lankford asked him to come in. When the constable asked him if he had any weapons he began backing towards the door and started shooting, fatally wounding Constable Lankford.

The suspect, 56, was convicted of murder and sentenced to 99 years. He was paroled on October 19, 1940.

Constable Lankford was survived by his wife, six sons, and five siblings.


  • Age 44
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Paroled in 1940


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Proud of my name sake, all of your boys made a difference one way or another grandpa good job.

Eddie Lankford grandson of Young county Texas Costable Ed Lankford, end of watch 11/18/1929.

December 8, 2013

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