Officer John R. Pasco

Officer John R. Pasco

Dallas Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Sunday, January 16, 1983

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John R. Pasco

Officer John Pasco was shot and killed during a foot pursuit 1800 block Park Avenue.

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.


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

Incident Details

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

foot pursuit, weapons violation

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Officer Pasco,
On today, the 40th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Air Force and TXANG as a Security Policeman. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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January 16, 2023

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