Officer Victor Morris was shot and killed with his own weapon while attempting to arrest a fare evader on a streetcar while off-duty.
Officer Morris confronted the man, who then pulled out a knife. A struggle ensued and the suspect gained control of Officer Morris’s handgun and shot him in the back. The suspect was apprehended and sentenced to life.
Officer Morris had served with the Dallas Police Department for one year. He was survived by his wife, parents, and three sisters.