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 Mark Lewis Fleming

Dallas Police Department, Texas
End of Watch: Saturday, January 14, 1989

Bio

  • Age: 24
  • Tour: 1 year, 8 months
  • Badge: 5626

Incident Details

  • Cause: Vehicle pursuit
  • Incident Date: Friday, January 13, 1989
  • Weapon: Not available
  • Offender: Sentenced to 10 years

About

Officer Mark Fleming and Officer Lisa Sandel were killed in an automobile accident while chasing a stolen vehicle.

During the pursuit the police car spun out of control and struck another vehicle head-on. Officer Sandel succumbed to her injuries at the scene and Officer Fleming succumbed to his injuries the next day.

The subject they were chasing was apprehended two days later and sentenced to two 10 year sentences for manslaughter.

Officer Fleming had been with the Dallas Police Department for two years. He was survived by his parents and brother.

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Officer Lisa Louise Sandel

Dallas Police Department, Texas
End of Watch: Friday, January 13, 1989

Bio

  • Age: 26
  • Tour: 1 year, 9 months
  • Badge: 5580

Incident Details

  • Cause: Vehicle pursuit
  • Weapon: Not available
  • Offender: Sentenced to 10 years

About

Officer Lisa Sandel and Officer Mark Fleming were killed in an automobile accident while chasing a stolen vehicle.

During the pursuit the police car spun out of control and struck another vehicle head-on. Officer Sandel succumbed to her injuries at the scene and Officer Fleming succumbed to his injuries the next day.

The subject they were chasing was apprehended two days later and sentenced to two 10 year sentences for manslaughter.

Officer Sandel had served with the Dallas Police Department for two years. She was survived by her parents, sister, and two brothers.

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Corporal Lawrence Rudy Cadena, Sr.

Dallas Police Department, Texas
End of Watch: Tuesday, December 13, 1988

Bio

  • Age: 43
  • Tour: 17 years
  • Badge: 3166

Incident Details

  • Cause: Gunfire
  • Weapon: Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender: Executed in 2002

About

Corporal Lawrence R. Cadena was shot and killed during an undercover narcotics investigation.

As the investigation began, one of the suspects opened Corporal Cadena's car door and shot him in the abdomen, chest, and arms. A gun battle ensued between the shooters and other officers.

One assailant was shot and killed, two others were wounded. One of the wounded was sentenced to death and one to life. The suspect sentenced to death was executed on August 14, 2002.

Corporal Cadena had served with the Dallas Police Department for 17 years. He is survived by three children.

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Officer Walter Leon Williams

Dallas Police Department, Texas
End of Watch: Tuesday, August 2, 1988

Bio

  • Age: 47
  • Tour: 5 years
  • Badge: 4994
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

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

About

Officer Walter Williams was shot and killed while investigating a disturbance.

While he was at the scene a shooting occurred at the same location. He was ambushed and shot in the head as he went to investigate. Responding officers returned fire, killing the subject.

Officer Williams was a U.S Army veteran of the Vietnam war and had served with the Dallas Police Department for five years. He was survived by his wife, two sons, and daughter.

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Officer Gary Don McCarthy

Dallas Police Department, Texas
End of Watch: Friday, February 26, 1988

Bio

  • Age: 33
  • Tour: 1 year, 2 months
  • Badge: 5508

Incident Details

  • Cause: Gunfire
  • Weapon: Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender: Executed in 2001

About

Officer Gary McCarthy was shot and killed during an armed robbery at a grocery store.

Officer McCarthy was working an off-duty job as a security officer. An armed man entered and began robbing the manager. Officer McCarthy identified himself and was shot in the chest. He was able to return fire but did not strike the shooter. The assailant was apprehended several days later, tried and convicted; he was sentenced to death and executed in December 2001.

Officer McCarthy had served with the Dallas Police Department for one year. He is survived by his wife and two children.

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Officer John Glenn Chase

Dallas Police Department, Texas
End of Watch: Saturday, January 23, 1988

Bio

  • Age: 25
  • Tour: 2 years, 6 months
  • Badge: 5231

Incident Details

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

About

Officer John Glenn Chase was shot and killed by a man who seized his service revolver.

Officer Chase was preparing to issue a traffic ticket to the driver of a vehicle he stopped at 8:40 AM. A homeless man approached and seized the officer’s service revolver. As Officer Chase pleaded for his life, a crowd gathered and began to chant, "Shoot him! Shoot him again!" The attacker shot Officer Chase in the head. He turned and walked down the street, dangling the gun from his hand before two off-duty officers shot him.

Officer Chase had served with the Dallas Police Department for 2-1/2 years. He was survived by his wife, parents, and brother.

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Officer James Allen Joe

Dallas Police Department, Texas
End of Watch: Thursday, January 14, 1988

Bio

  • Age: 34
  • Tour: 4 years, 3 months
  • Badge: 4949
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

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

About

Officer James Joe was shot and killed while off duty after observing a burglary-in-progress at an apartment complex. He called for additional units before confronting the suspects and identifying himself as an officer. One of the suspects opened fire on him, fatally wounding him. He was able to return fire and wound that suspect. Officer Joe died in his wife's arms.

The second man testified against the shooter and received 20 years. The shooter was sentenced to death and was executed on December 6th, 1995.

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

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Corporal Gary Reeves Blair

Dallas Police Department, Texas
End of Watch: Thursday, March 20, 1986

Bio

  • Age: 30
  • Tour: 5 years
  • Badge: 4500

Incident Details

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

About

Corporal Gary Blair was shot and killed with his own weapon after making a traffic stop.

The person he stopped exited his vehicle and a struggle ensued. A second man exited the vehicle and began to help the first man. The first man gained control of Corporal Blair's handgun and shot him in the neck. Corporal Blair was able to access his backup gun and shot and killed the suspect as well. The second man was not convicted in Corporal Blair's murder.

Corporal Blair had been with the agency for five years. He was survived by his daughter and fiancee.

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Officer Thomas Lee Harris

Dallas Police Department, Texas
End of Watch: Saturday, July 20, 1985

Bio

  • Age: 37
  • Tour: 3 years
  • Badge: 4641

Incident Details

  • Cause: Vehicle pursuit
  • Incident Date: Thursday, July 11, 1985
  • Weapon: Automobile
  • Offender: Sentenced to life

About

Officer Thomas Harris succumbed to injuries sustained nine days earlier while chasing a stolen vehicle.

He had attempted to stop the vehicle which immediately fled. As he attempted to pass a truck his patrol car flipped over and he suffered massive internal injuries. The suspect was sentenced to life as an habitual offender but was not charged with Officer Harris' death.

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

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Lieutenant Robert Lawrence Cormier

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

Bio

  • Age: 46
  • Tour: 24 years, 10 months
  • Badge: 1599
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause: Aircraft accident

About

Lieutenant Robert Cormier and Reserve Officer James Taylor 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.

Lieutenant Cormier was a U.S Air Force veteran and had served with the Dallas Police Department for almost 25 years. He was survived by his wife and five children.

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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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