Constable Robert Emmett Morison

Constable Robert Emmett Morison

Tarrant County Constable's Office - Precinct 8, Texas

End of Watch Wednesday, November 8, 1916

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Robert Emmett Morison

Constable Robert Morison was shot and killed as he sat in front of a store and talked to friends in Mansfield, Texas.

A subject walked up with a shotgun and shot Constable Morison in the back, killing him. The man then entered the store and surrendered to the City Marshal who was inside. It is believed that bootleggers had Constable Morison killed because of his strong enforcement of the law.

The suspect was tried three times and convicted of murder each time. The first time he was sentenced to life, then 35 years, and the third time 25 years. He was released July 12th, 1931.

Constable Morison was survived by his wife and two sons.


  • Age 60
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Released in 1931

ambush, retaliation

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Rest in peace always knowing that no passage of time can ever erase your service and sacrifice.

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Delaware State Police (Retired)

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