Here is a little
history and a list of previous
Constables for our area....
Harris Constable County Precinct 7 died April 15th, 1915. Constable
of the Spring Precinct drove up to the house of Louis Utley and called
to him that he had a warrant for his arrest. Utley asked the
constable if he could go inside and get his hat and coat.A
moment later Constable Harless saw the glint off a rifle barrel through
the window. The constable jumped from his buggy, but not soon
enough to dodge the bullet that struck him in the neck.
Harless was conscious until a few minutes before his death the next
day.The bullet had severed his spinal column. Utley was arrested in
Livingston. Harless was reportedly the largest peace officer
in Texas. He was six foot six inches tall and weighed 350
pounds. He was not married.
On November 8, 1932, Mr.
Marvin Alton Winter was elected constable of Precinct 4, Harris
County,Texas and held that office until his death in 1937. On Friday,
December 3, 1937 Mr. Winter was on duty and responded to investigate a
car accident five miles south of Humble,Texas on Highway 35. While
directing traffic at the scene of the accident,Mr.Winter was struck by
two cars traveling in opposite directions pinning him in between the
two cars. Mr.Winter died as a result of his injuries on December 4,
For more information
about the origins and history of Constables, please visit the Texas State Historical Association's