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Dock McDavid, d. 8 Aug 1908 (deputized by Bastrop Co constable)

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Dock McDavid, d. 8 Aug 1908 (deputized by Bastrop Co constable)

Posted: 1152828619000
Classification: Query
Surnames: McDavid, Dunbar, McNeil
I am volunteer researcher for the Texas Peace Officers Memorial. On 8 Aug 1908 about 5 miles outside Paige, Bastrop County, Constable J V DUNBAR deputized citizen Dock McDAVID to assist him in arresting Joe McNEIL on a charge of using abusive language. On the buggy ride back to Paige, McNEIL was seated between DUNBAR and McDAVID when McNEIL attempted to jump from the buggy, but was grabbed by McDAVID. Constable DUNBAR struggling with controlling the horses, drew his pistol and fired at McNEIL, fatally wounding McDAVID accidentally. The constable shot and killed the fleeing McNEIL. Dock McDavid was married to Mollie TAYLOR in about 1896 and had two sons - R.B. & Ollie - and two daughters - Minnie & Pearl. He is buried in the Ridgeway Cemetery in Bastrop County. I am searching for surviving family members. Also was "Dock" his real name or a nickname. I would also like the Precinct No. for Constable DUNBAR.

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