Deputy Constable Jeffrey Radford
Bell County Constable’s Office – Precinct 3, Texas
End of Watch: Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Tour of Duty: Not available
Badge Number: Not available
Cause of Death: Automobile accident
Date of Incident: October 28, 2015
Weapon Used: Not available
Suspect Info: Not available
Agency Contact Information
Constable Thomas Prado
Bell County Constable’s Office – Precinct 3
205 E. Central Avenue
Temple, TX 76501
Phone: (254) 770-6808
Deputy Constable Jeffrey Radford was killed in a vehicle crash at the intersection of Lucius McCelvey Dr. and N.E. HK Dodgen Loop, in Temple, shortly before 7:00 pm.
He was returning to Temple after serving papers in Troy, Texas, when his department vehicle collided with another car. He was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. The two occupants of the other vehicle were injured.
Deputy Radford had served with the Bell County Precinct 3 Constable’s Office for two years.
Bell County Deputy Constable Jeffrey Radford, 69, died hours after a two-vehicle car crash on Wednesday night.
According to Temple Police, the collision occurred at the intersection of Lucius McCelvey Dr. and N.E. HK Dodgen Loop before 7 p.m. It involved a grey Ford SUV and a Deputy Constable’s vehicle from the Bell County precinct 3 Constable’s Office.
Radford was transported to Baylor Scott & White in Temple in critical condition where he later died. The two occupants of the SUV were transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Bell County Constable for Precinct 3 Thomas Prado said Radford had been with the department for two years. According to Prado, he was on his way back from serving someone’s papers in Troy when the two cars collided.
"Please keep Deputy Radford ‘s family and the members of precinct 3 Constable’s Office in your thoughts and prayers," said Temple Police Cpl. Christopher Wilcox.
Authorities are not sure what caused the accident or who is at fault. The crash remains under investigation.