Claude C.W. Standridge

Sergeant Claude C.W. Standridge joined the department in 1954 and was shot in the face, neck and stomach during a traffic stop in 1972.

He returned to work 18 more years but suffered multiple setbacks and surgeries, retiring on disability in 1990.

Standridge died in 1998.

Dallas Police Chief Eddie Garcia declared his death, a  line of duty death, 51 years after he was shot.

“He would not recover from his final surgery more than 25 years after the shooting. We added his name to the Dallas Police Memorial this year (2023) 25 years since his death,” he said.