Constable Nelson Houston
Ward Constable's Office
End of Watch: Monday, March 4, 1878
Tour of Duty: 10 years
Badge Number: Unknown
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: Monday, March 4, 1878
Weapon Used: Officer's handgun
Suspect Info: Unknown
Constable Houston was shot in the head with his own service revolver after responding to a complaint at a boarding house. The complaint involved a man with a gun who refused to leave at the request of the landlord. While Constable Houston attempted to arrest the suspect the man gained control of his weapon and shot him in the head.
Constable Houston had been with the agency for ten years and was survived by his wife and five children.