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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Police Officer Kevin Paul Marceau

Dallas Police Department, Texas
End of Watch: Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Bio

  • Age: 27
  • Tour: 3 years
  • Badge: 10934

Incident Details

  • Cause: Gunfire
  • Incident Date: Tuesday, April 24, 2018
  • Weapon: Handgun
  • Offender: In custody

About

Officer Kevin Marceau died as the result of injuries sustained on November 13, 1996, when he was struck by a vehicle while chasing a hit-and-run suspect.

He was working an off duty law enforcement job near White Rock Lake when he observed a car accident. He began to chase one of the drivers on foot as the man attempted to flee the scene. As they ran across Garland Road, Officer Marceau was struck by a vehicle.

The officer was rushed to a nearby hospital where he remained in a coma for several weeks due to severe head injuries. He underwent several surgeries in which part of his brain was removed. He remained in a wheelchair and unable to communicate until passing away from complications of the injuries on January 14, 2011.

Officer Marceau was a U.S. Air Force veteran and had served with the Dallas Police Department for seven years. He is survived by his son, parents, and four siblings.

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Senior Corporal Norman Stephen Allen Smith

Dallas Police Department, Texas
End of Watch: Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Bio

  • Age: 27
  • Tour: 3 years
  • Badge: 10934

Incident Details

  • Cause: Gunfire
  • Incident Date: Tuesday, April 24, 2018
  • Weapon: Handgun
  • Offender: In custody

About

Senior Corporal Norman Smith was shot and killed as he attempted to serve an arrest warrant.

Corporal Smith and several members of the Gang Unit went to a home on Wadsworth Drive in Dallas to service an arrest warrant for aggravated assault. When Corporal Smith knocked on the front door of the home, he was shot and killed.

Members of the Dallas Police SWAT team were able to make entry into the apartment and arrest three suspects, including the suspected shooter. The shooter was convicted and sentenced to life in prison.

Corporal Smith had served with the Dallas Police Department for 18 years and was assigned to the Gang Unit; he had previously served with the United States Marine Corps. His murder occurred on the day before this 18th anniversary with the department.

Corporal Smith is survived by his wife, who also serves with the Dallas Police Department, and two children.

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Senior Corporal Victor Antonio Lozada, Sr.

Dallas Police Department, Texas
End of Watch: Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Bio

  • Age: 27
  • Tour: 3 years
  • Badge: 10934

Incident Details

  • Cause: Gunfire
  • Incident Date: Tuesday, April 24, 2018
  • Weapon: Handgun
  • Offender: In custody

About

Senior Corporal Victor Lozada was killed in a motorcycle accident while providing a dignitary escort for a United States senator who was a candidate for president.

The motorcade was traveling on Houston Street when Corporal Lozada's motorcycle struck a curb and crashed. He was transported to Methodist Central Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

Corporal Lozada had served with the Dallas Police Department for 20 years. He is survived by his wife, four children, mother, and six siblings.

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Senior Corporal Mark Timothy Nix

Dallas Police Department, Texas
End of Watch: Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Bio

  • Age: 27
  • Tour: 3 years
  • Badge: 10934

Incident Details

  • Cause: Gunfire
  • Incident Date: Tuesday, April 24, 2018
  • Weapon: Handgun
  • Offender: In custody

About

Senior Corporal Mark Nix was shot and killed while attempting to apprehend a murder suspect.

Corporal Nix and his partner had responded to backup two plainclothes officers who had spotted a car believed to have been used during a homicide two days earlier. The suspect vehicle crashed in the 4100 block of Bernal Drive following a short pursuit and the suspect opened fire from inside the car, striking Corporal Nix in the chest, neck, and leg.

Rush-hour traffic prevented ambulances from promptly responding to the scene so another officer transported Officer Nix to Parkland Memorial Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.

The killer remained in his vehicle following an exchange of gunfire with officers in which he was wounded. After an approximate two hour standoff, members of the Dallas Police Department's SWAT team breached the car and took the man into custody. The subject was convicted of capital murder and was subsequently sentenced to death.

Senior Corporal Nix was a United States Navy veteran of Operation Desert Storm and had served with the Dallas Police Department for just under seven years. He is survived by his fiancee, parents, and sister.

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Police Officer Brian Howard Jackson

Dallas Police Department, Texas
End of Watch: Sunday, November 13, 2005

Bio

  • Age: 28
  • Tour: 5 years
  • Badge: 7980

Incident Details

  • Cause: Gunfire
  • Weapon: Handgun; .357 caliber
  • Offender: Sentenced to death

About

Police Officer Brian Jackson was shot and killed during a foot pursuit of a suspect through a residential area on Madera Avenue. 

Officer Jackson responded to a domestic disturbance call on North Henderson Street at approximately 2:45 am. The suspect had threatened his ex-girlfriend and fired a handgun inside a house at the location. When Officer Jackson arrived, the male suspect fled on foot and led officers on a chase through alleys and between houses. The suspect entered a yard and hid, then opened fire on Officer Jackson as he came through the front gate, striking him in the armpit. The suspect ran out of bullets and tossed the gun to the ground, gave up, and was taken into custody.

Officer Jackson was transported to Baylor Medical Center where he succumbed to the wound approximately one hour later. The suspect, who was an illegal alien, was charged convicted of capital murder and sentenced to death.

Officer Jackson had served with the Dallas Police Department for five years. He is survived by his wife, parents, and sister.

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Police Officer Patrick Lee Metzler

Dallas Police Department, Texas
End of Watch: Wednesday, October 23, 2002

Bio

  • Age: 31
  • Tour: 8 years
  • Badge: 7042
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause: Vehicular assault
  • Weapon: Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender: Sentenced to 15 years

About

Police Officer Patrick Metzler was killed when his patrol car was struck from behind by a drunk driver while providing traffic control at a construction site at North Central Expressway and LBJ Freeway at approximately 1:00 am. 

The vehicle that struck him had first passed a construction truck with an arrow indicator, and then the vehicle went back into the right hand lane where it rammed into the back of his patrol car, killing Officer Metzler instantly. The patrol car burst into flames as a result of the collision. Officer Metzler was working an overtime detail at the time.

The drunk driver was convicted of vehicular manslaughter and sentenced to 15 years in prison.

Officer Metzler was a U.S. Air Force veteran. He had served with the Dallas Police Department for eight years, and was assigned to the Gang Unit. He is survived by his parents, sister, and a brother who is a police officer in Colorado.

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Police Officer Christopher Kevin James

Dallas Police Department, Texas
End of Watch: Sunday, November 25, 2001

Bio

  • Age: 34
  • Tour: 6 years
  • Badge: 7154

Incident Details

  • Cause: Gunfire
  • Weapon: Handgun
  • Offender: Executed in 2015

About

Police Officer Christopher James was shot and killed while working a uniformed off duty security job at a nightclub with three other officers. 

The officers had just kicked out several people following a fight inside the club. As one of the patrons was taken outside, he pulled out a handgun and shot two of the officers, fatally wounding Officer James. The other officers on the scene returned fire and apprehended the shooter.

The killer was sentenced to death in October 2002. He was executed by lethal injection on October 14, 2015.

Officer James had been employed with the Dallas Police Department for six years. He is survived by his wife and daughter.

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Sergeant Donald Frederick Flusche, Jr.

Dallas Police Department, Texas
End of Watch: Saturday, March 17, 2001

Bio

  • Age: 50
  • Tour: 22 years
  • Badge: 3305

Incident Details

  • Cause: Automobile crash
  • Incident Date: Saturday, August 29, 1992

About

Sergeant Donald Flusche died eight years after being involved in an accident while responding to a felony in progress. 

During the response his cruiser struck a patch of water on the roadway and went into a creek. A ride along in his vehicle was killed instantly. Sergeant Flusche never regained consciousness after the accident.

The accident occurred exactly 20 years to the day after he began his career, and he was officially retired from the department two years later, when it was determined he would not recover from his injuries. He succumbed to his injuries on his 50th birthday. 

Sergeant Flusche is survived by his wife, two adult children, parents, and two brothers.

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Senior Corporal Harold Franklin Baird, Jr.

Dallas Police Department, Texas
End of Watch: Saturday, August 19, 2000

Bio

  • Age: 38
  • Tour: 11 years
  • Badge: 6004

Incident Details

  • Cause: Vehicular assault
  • Weapon: Automobile
  • Offender: Sentenced to one year

About

Senior Corporal Harold Baird was killed after the patrol car he was riding in was struck by a hit-and-run driver. 

Corporal Baird, a field training officer, and his trainee were responding to assist another officer in a pursuit of a stolen car. The officers were driving down a straight stretch of road at approximately 70 mph, with their emergency lights and siren on. Another vehicle turned from its lane and struck the rear of the patrol car.

Upon impact, one of the rear tires burst causing the officer to lose control. The vehicle spun around and struck a utility pole on the passenger side, where Corporal Baird was riding. The suspect then stopped and used a pay phone. Then he picked up his bumper out of the roadway and fled the scene, but was captured later in the day.

Corporal Baird was transported to a local hospital where he died approximately three hours later. 

The suspect was sentenced to one year in jail and fined $3,000.

Corporal Baird had received 41 commendations during his 11 years with the Dallas Police Department. He is survived by his wife, two children, parents, and two brothers.

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Police Officer Henry Allen Brown

Dallas Police Department, Texas
End of Watch: Friday, April 25, 1997

Bio

  • Age: 35
  • Tour: 6 years
  • Badge: 6357

Incident Details

  • Cause: Struck by vehicle

About

Officer Henry Brown was killed after being struck by a vehicle as he was assisting a disabled motorist. 

Officer Brown stopped to assist the motorist in a torrential rainfall and was between his cruiser and her car when his cruiser was rear ended, pinning him and the motorist in between the two vehicles. He died later at the hospital. The motorist survived with minor injuries.

Officer Brown is survived by his wife and 7 year old son. He had received 35 commendations since joining the department in 1990.

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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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