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Officer John R. Pasco | Dallas Police Department, Texas Dallas Police Department, Texas


John R. Pasco

Dallas Police Department, Texas

End of Watch: Sunday, January 16, 1983

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 27

Tour: 1 year, 7 months

Badge # 4545

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; .25 caliber

Offender: Executed in 1993

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Officer John Pasco was shot and killed during a foot chase. He had observed the suspect shooting a handgun into the air and request 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 executed on March 25, 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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You took the statistical "hit" for our academy class. Because of you, I am able to complete a 36 year career. Know that there will be a chair in your honor at my retirement reserved for you. You've never been forgotten. As we stood guard in your hospital room that night and the doctors told us there was nothing they could do, the memory has stayed with me and always will.

Sergeant Rod Dillon, #4535
Dallas Police Department
May 18, 2016


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