Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Special Constable Benton Nance

Cooke County Constable's Office - Precinct 2, Texas

End of Watch Sunday, March 10, 1878

Leave a Reflection

Reflections for Special Constable Benton Nance

Benton Nance was the caregiver for his half-sister and half-brother's after the death of his father. He was born March 9, 1847 and was shot by a criminal he was following on March 10, 1878. I am a family history buff and had heard this story all my 89 years of life. The half-sister was my grandmother, Kate Lee Nance Roberts. He was truly a hero, beloved by friends and family and was sorely missed. I wish I had known him.

Pat Richardson

February 27, 2019

Another year has passed and you are still admired and respectfully remembered in the hearts and minds of so many. My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends as another year passes. May they know that you will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

March 10, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 131rst 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 who was murdered in the the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya


March 10, 2009



March 12, 2008

Special Constable Nance,
It has taken over 127 years, but you are finally being honored. I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Cooke County.


December 10, 2005

As a Cooke County, Texas resident I would like to say that I will be forever grateful for the sacrifice made by Special Constable Benton Nance. Thanks in part to the ODMP, his memory is still very much alive and well.
May God keep safe from harm the men and women of the Cooke County Constable's Office.

Patrolman Doug Hutchison
Irving Police Department, Texas, (Retired)

November 30, 2005



November 29, 2005

I am so glad you are finally being honored. Thank you for your bravery. I know Heaven is fun up there... I bet you heroes get special parties and everything. :-) THANK YOU for your sacrifice. It means just as much (in my heart) now as it did in 1878.

Say Hi to Pete(Peter Grignon EOW 3/23/05)

LEO loved one
LMPD, Kentucky

November 29, 2005

Want even more control of your Reflection? Create a free ODMP account now for these benefits:

  • Quick access to your heroes
  • Reflections published quicker
  • Save a Reflection signature
  • View, edit or delete any Reflection you've left in the past

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now.