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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Reserve Officer James Charles Taylor

Dallas Police Department, Texas
End of Watch: Tuesday, July 24, 1984

Bio

  • Age: 45
  • Tour: 14 years, 7 months
  • Badge: R7868
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause: Aircraft accident

About

Reserve Officer James Taylor and Lieutenant Robert Cormier were killed in a helicopter accident.

The officers were looking for landing spots for the upcoming Republican Convention when the helicopter struck a communications tower 450 feet in the air. Both officers were killed instantly.

Reserve Officer Taylor was a member of the Texas National Guard and had served with the Dallas Police Department for 14 and a half years and was survived by his wife and two sons.

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Officer Ronald Dale Baker

Dallas Police Department, Texas
End of Watch: Monday, May 2, 1983

Bio

  • Age: 24
  • Tour: 4 years
  • Badge: 4264

Incident Details

  • Cause: Gunfire
  • Weapon: Officer's handgun
  • Offender: Committed suicide

About

Officer Ronald Baker was shot and killed with his own weapon after being overpowered by two suspects. He was on patrol in southeast Dallas when he confronted two suspects. After shooting him they ran over him twice with their van. The two fled to Arkansas where committed suicide when authorities surrounded them.

Officer Baker had served with the agency for four years. He was survived by his expectant wife and young daughter.

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Corporal Carl Joel Norris

Dallas Police Department, Texas
End of Watch: Friday, June 17, 1892

Bio

  • Age: 43
  • Tour: 21 years
  • Badge: 1773

Incident Details

  • Cause: Automobile crash

About

Corporal Carl Norris was killed when his cruiser was struck by a tractor trailer.

He was working the scene of a four car accident and was sitting in his cruiser at the time. The tractor trailer swerved to avoid the traffic backup and clipped the police car, spinning it around. The trailer then tipped over onto the car, crushing it.

Corporal Norris had been with the agency for 21 years and was survived by his wife and two daughters.

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Officer John R. Pasco

Dallas Police Department, Texas
End of Watch: Sunday, January 16, 1983

Bio

  • Age: 27
  • Tour: 1 year, 7 months
  • Badge: 4545
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause: Gunfire
  • Weapon: Handgun; .25 caliber
  • Offender: Executed in 1993

About

Officer John Pasco was shot and killed during a foot pursuit.

He had observed the suspect shooting a handgun into the air and requested backup as he began a foot chase. During the chase the suspect turned and shot him in the head. Officer Pasco had arrested the same man ten months earlier for possessing a gun.

The suspect was convicted and sentenced to death and subsequently executed on March 25th, 1993.

Officer Pasco was a U.S Air Force veteran and had served with the Dallas Police Department for one and a half years. He was survived by his parents.

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Officer Charles Joseph Maltese, Jr.

Dallas Police Department, Texas
End of Watch: Friday, July 31, 1981

Bio

  • Age: 22
  • Tour: 2 years
  • Badge: 4210

Incident Details

  • Cause: Vehicular assault
  • Weapon: Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender: Sentenced to 10 years

About

Officer Maltese was killed when he was struck by a drunk driver. He was working the scene of a previous fatal accident on Stemmons Freeway when a drunk driver swerved across the flare-line and struck him, throwing him 147 feet. The driver, who's BAC was .25, was convicted of involuntary manslaughter and sentenced to ten years.

Officer Maltese had been with the agency for two years and was survived by his fiancee and parents.

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Officer John T. McCarthy

Dallas Police Department, Texas
End of Watch: Wednesday, February 25, 1981

Bio

  • Age: 24
  • Tour: 2 years
  • Badge: 4162

Incident Details

  • Cause: Gunfire
  • Weapon: Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender: Executed

About

Officer John McCarthy was shot and killed after he and his partner observed a car parked by a lake.

They observed two partially clothed people and told them to leave. As Officer McCarthy was returning to his vehicle the man stepped out of his vehicle and shot him in the head. The man ran into the lake and then was arrested when he came back out. The suspect was convicted and executed.

Officer McCarthy had served with the Dallas Police Department for two years. He was survived by his wife.

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Officer Robert William Wood

Dallas Police Department, Texas
End of Watch: Sunday, November 28, 1976

Bio

  • Age: 27
  • Tour: 2 years
  • Badge: 3641
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause: Gunfire
  • Weapon: Handgun; .22 caliber
  • Offender: Executed in 2004

About

Officer Robert W. Wood was shot and killed after he and his partner stopped the driver of a vehicle for driving with no headlights. As Officer Wood approached the vehicle he was shot five times.

A suspect was arrested and sentenced to death for Officer Wood's murder. However, the sentence was overturned 12 years later and the suspect was released. Another suspect, who had testified against the first as a state's witness, was convicted of an unrelated murder, and sentenced to death. Although he had never admitted to Officer Wood's murder, he had provided information about the case to detectives and remained a prime suspect. He was executed for the unrelated murder on June 30, 2004.

Officer Wood had served with the Dallas Police Department for two years and was a veteran of the Vietnam War. He is survived by his wife and is buried at Carson Cemetery in Ector, Texas.

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Officer Alvin E. Moore

Dallas Police Department, Texas
End of Watch: Saturday, November 13, 1976

Bio

  • Age: 26
  • Tour: 2 years, 10 months
  • Badge: 3532

Incident Details

  • Cause: Gunfire
  • Weapon: Handgun; .22 caliber
  • Offender: Shot and killed

About

Officer Alvin Moore was shot and killed by a juvenile while attempting to talk him into surrendering.

He had responded to a call of the armed juvenile creating a disturbance. The shooting occurred after he and his partner evacuated the house of civilians and Officer Moore attempted to talk to the boy. The suspect was shot and killed by tactical officers when he lunged at them with a knife.

Officer Moore was a U.S Army veteran of the Vietnam war and had served with the Dallas Police Department for almost three years. He was survived by his wife.

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Officer Alvin Duane Hallum

Dallas Police Department, Texas
End of Watch: Thursday, August 21, 1975

Bio

  • Age: 29
  • Tour: 9 months
  • Badge: 3660

Incident Details

  • Cause: Gunfire
  • Weapon: Handgun; .25 caliber
  • Offender: Shot and killed

About

Officer Alvin Hallum was shot and killed after he and his partner stopped a vehicle used in an extortion offense.

The suspect came out firing, wounding Officer Hallum's partner. Officer Hallum returned fire, emptying his weapon. As he took cover behind a car and reloaded his weapon the suspect ran up and shot him in the head. The suspect then led other officers on a chase before stopping to shoot at other officers. He was killed in return gunfire.

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

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Officer Leslie G. Lane, Jr.

Dallas Police Department, Texas
End of Watch: Saturday, March 2, 1974

Bio

  • Age: 25
  • Tour: 3 years, 10 months
  • Badge: 2831
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause: Gunfire
  • Weapon: Officer's handgun
  • Offender: Killed in prison

About

Officer Leslie Lane was shot and killed with another officer's weapon while attempting to arrest an abduction suspect.

The man had abducted an off duty female officer. She was able to escape the man, but he stole her weapon and fled. He abducted another woman before leading officers on a car chase. The second woman escaped when he crashed and as officers attempted to arrest him he shot at them, fatally wounding Officer Lane. The suspect later killed in prison.

Officer Lane was a U.S Army veteran of the Vietnam war and had served with the Dallas Police Department for almost four years. He was survived by his wife and 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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