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Thursday, February 21, 2008


Wounded Texas Constable Succumbs to Injuries


A deputy constable who was shot by a handcuffed suspect lost his fight to recover Wednesday, KPRC Local 2 reported.

Harris County Precinct 6 Cpl. Harry Thielepape was wounded in a shootout in the parking lot of the Chancellor Apartments on Parramatta Lane near Trevor Way in north Harris County on Jan. 26.

"He was very well trained and he was real enthusiastic about keeping our streets safe," Constable Victor Trevino said. "I remember us even talking about the dangers in working some of these apartment complexes, but he said the good people in those apartments, they needed to feel safe. Those people needed protection and that's why he was doing it."

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