Some Gave It All

Dedicated with gratitude to the men and women of the Dallas Police Department who have sacrificed their lives in the line of duty. With this memorial, we preserve and honor their memory, and the sacrifices of the families who have given our city these heroes. We also honor all other officers of the Department on duty, yesterday, today and tomorrow for their service in protecting the citizens of Dallas. Special thanks to The Officer Down Memorial Page, Inc. for the links from this page.

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Officer Donald Paul Tucker, Sr.

Dallas Police Department, Texas
End of Watch: Thursday, December 13, 1973

Bio

  • Age: 40
  • Tour: 18 years
  • Badge: 1181

Incident Details

  • Cause: Gunfire
  • Weapon: Handgun; .357 caliber
  • Offender: Released after 30 years

About

Officer Donald Tucker was shot and killed while answering a disturbance call.

Upon his arrival the suspect opened fire with a .357 caliber revolver, fatally wounding Officer Tucker. The suspect attempted to shoot other people in the area but was apprehended. The suspect was sentenced to death but the sentence was commuted to life. He was subsequently released after serving only 30 years.

Officer Tucker had served with the Dallas Police Department for 18 years. He was survived by his wife and three children.

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Officer Milton Earl Whatley

Dallas Police Department, Texas
End of Watch: Sunday, October 7, 1973

Bio

  • Age: 26
  • Tour: 2 years
  • Badge: 3143

Incident Details

  • Cause: Cause Heart attack

About

Officer Milton Whatley suffered a fatal heart attack after responding to a burglar alarm. 

He had run up a long flight of stairs to the location of the alarm, which turned out to be a false. As he returned to his cruiser he suffered the heart attack.

Officer Whatley had been with the Dallas Police Department for two years.

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Officer Levy McQuietor

Dallas Police Department, Texas
End of Watch: Thursday, August 17, 1972

Bio

  • Age: 28
  • Tour: 4 years
  • Badge: 2615
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause: Fire
  • Incident Date: Sunday, July 23, 1972

About

Officer Levy McQuietor succumbed to burns sustained 26 days earlier when he was engulfed by flames.

He was assigned to clean the shower stalls inside the station and was using a flammable liquid to do the cleaning. The liquid ignited, causing burns over 60% of his body.

Officer McQuietor had served with the Dallas Police Department for four years, and had previously served with the United States Army. He was survived by his wife and daughter.

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Reserve Officer Joe Cobb Jones

Dallas Police Department, Texas
End of Watch: Saturday, July 29, 1972

Bio

  • Age: 29
  • Tour: 4 years
  • Badge: R445

Incident Details

  • Cause: Automobile crash
  • Incident Date: Friday, July 28, 1972

About

Reserve Officer Jones succumbed to injuries sustained the following day when his cruiser was struck by another police car as he responded to an emergency assistance call made by other officers. Officer Jones received massive injuries in the accident and died a short time later.

Reserve Officer Jones had been with the agency for four years and was survived by his wife, daughter, and son.

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Officer Howard Kenton Hicks

Dallas Police Department, Texas
End of Watch: Friday, June 23, 1972

Bio

  • Age: 26
  • Tour: 1 year
  • Badge: 2374

Incident Details

  • Cause: Gunfire
  • Incident Date: Friday, October 18, 1968
  • Weapon: Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender: Sentenced to 25 years

About

Officer Howard Hicks succumbed to gunshot wounds received four years earlier when he stopped a man for DUI.

He was off duty when he observed the suspected DUI driver. When the man stopped in a parking lot Officer Hicks approached him, showed his badge, and told the man he was under arrest. The man pulled out a gun and shot Officer Hicks in the neck, causing paralysis. Officer Hicks was able to identify the shooter and he was sentenced to 25 years for assault to murder a police officer.

Officer Hicks remained a quadriplegic until his death four years later. He had been with the agency for one year and was survived by his wife.

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Officer Carl Jackson "Jack" Cooke, III

Dallas Police Department, Texas
End of Watch: Tuesday, May 2, 1972

Bio

  • Age: 20
  • Tour: 1 year
  • Badge: 3024

Incident Details

  • Cause: Gunfire
  • Incident Date: Monday, May 1, 1972
  • Weapon: Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender: Sentenced to life

About

Officer Carl Cooke was shot and killed after responding to a robbery call at a grocery store.

As the subject fled he shot Officer Cooke three times. He was able to return to his patrol car where he collapsed. He was transported to Methodist Hospital where he died from his wounds a short time later.

The subject was arrested after other officers followed a blood trail to his home. He was subsequently sentenced to life in prison.

Officer Cooke had served with the Dallas Police Department for one year. He was survived by his wife and two daughters.

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Officer Allen Perry Camp

Dallas Police Department, Texas
End of Watch: Saturday, March 25, 1972

Bio

  • Age: 21
  • Tour: 1 year
  • Badge: 3037

Incident Details

  • Cause: Gunfire
  • Weapon: Officer's handgun
  • Offender: Not available

About

Officer Allen Camp was shot and killed by two juveniles as he investigated a burglary at a school. While in the school the two boys, ages 13 and 15, jumped him and took his weapon and then shot him in the chest. The 15-year-old boy had committed over 200 burglaries in the area before the shooting. Both were tried as adults and sentenced to life.

Officer Camp had been with the agency for one year and was survived by his wife.

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Officer Johnnie Tillman Hartwell

Dallas Police Department, Texas
End of Watch: Wednesday, November 10, 1971

Bio

  • Age: 32
  • Tour: 3 months
  • Badge: 3155

Incident Details

  • Cause: Gunfire
  • Weapon: Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender: Sentenced to 999 years

About

Officer Johnnie Hartwell was shot and killed after he and his training officer observed a truck strike a utility pole. Believing the men were intoxicated, the officers asked the men to exit the vehicle. Unbeknownst to them, two of the men had just robbed the third man and planned to kill him. The two suspects opened fire on the officers, fatally wounding Officer Hartwell and wounding his training officer. Both officers returned fire, wounding the suspects. The men were subsequently sentenced to 999 years in prison.

Officer Hartwell had been with the agency for three months and was survived by his wife and children.

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Officer Robert Henderson Shipp

Dallas Police Department, Texas
End of Watch: Tuesday, January 13, 1970

Bio

  • Age: 21
  • Tour: 1 year, 4 months
  • Badge: 2624

Incident Details

  • Cause: Gunfire
  • Weapon: Officer's handgun
  • Offender: Shot and killed

About

Officer Robert Shipp was shot and killed after he and his partner stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation in the 1900 block of Akron Street..

The driver of the vehicle exited and began to flee with Officer Shipp's partner in pursuit. The man was able to gain control of the partner's weapon and shot Officer Shipp in the side. His partner grabbed Officer Shipp's weapon and returned fire, killing the suspect.

Officer Shipp had been with the agency for over one year. He was survived by his wife.

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Officer Floyd Alexander Knight

Dallas Police Department, Texas
End of Watch: Sunday, December 8, 1968

Bio

  • Age: 23
  • Tour: 2 years
  • Badge: 2278

Incident Details

  • Cause: Gunfire
  • Weapon: Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender: Sentenced to life

About

Officer Floyd Knight was shot and killed while on a stakeout of a grocery store.

At approximately 10:15 p.m. a suspect entered and robbed the store at gunpoint. He forced the clerk into a storeroom and then shot Officer Knight in the head, killing him. The suspect fled with $98 but was arrested four days later and subsequently sentenced to life in prison.

Officer Knight had been with the agency for two years. He was survived by his wife, daughter, and unborn son.

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Special thanks to The Officer Down Memorial Page, Inc. for the links from this page.

Earl J. Givens, III Rogelio Santander, Jr. Michael L. Krol Michael J. Smith Patricio E. Zamarripa
Kevin P. Marceau Norman S. Smith Victor A. Lozada Sr. Mark Timothy Nix Brian H. Jackson
Patrick Lee Metzler Christopher K. James Donald F. Flusche Jr. Harold F. Baird Henry A. Brown
Thomas D. Bond David R. Galvan Richard A. Lawrence John Paul Jones Billy W. Daugherty
Harold Lee Hammons Lawrence D. Bromley Sunny Ma Lov Michael R. Okelberry Thomas G. Burchfield
Mark L. Fleming Lisa Sandel Lawrence R. Cadena Sr. Walter L. Williams Gary D. McCarthy
John G. Chase James A. Joe Gary R. Blair Thomas L. Harris James C. Taylor
Robert L. Cormier Ronald D. Baker Carl J. Norris John R. Pasco Charles J. Maltese Jr.
John T. McCarthy Robert W. Wood Alvin E. Moore Alvin D. Hallum Leslie G. Lane Jr.
Donald P. Tucker Sr. Milton E. Whatley Levy McQuietor Reserve Joe C. Jones Howard K. Hicks
Carl J. Cooke Allen P. Camp Johnnie T. Hartwell Robert H. Shipp Floyd A. Knight
James D. Stewart Frank W. Bennett J. D. Tippit R. A. Underwood Leonard C. Mullenax
Johnny W. Sides William E.Stafford Preston D. Hale Ernest E. Bates Victor L. Morris
Ralph W. Hoyt John R. Roberts John W. Dieken Ernest E. Leonard Luke J. Bell
Jesse E. Griffin Sam G. Lanford Alex W. Tedford Clarence M. Isbell Dexter C. Phillips
Charles S. Swinney John Richard Crain Johnnie C. Gibson Leroy Wood Roy Thornton
T. A. Tedford Leslie N. Patrick William McDuff William H. Riddell C. O. Brewer

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