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Sergeant Michael O. Poe | Duncanville Police Department, Texas Duncanville Police Department, Texas

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Michael O. Poe

Duncanville Police Department, Texas

End of Watch: Monday, December 3, 1979

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 30

Tour: 3 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Vehicle pursuit

Weapon: Automobile

Offender: Not available

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Sergeant Poe and Officer Roger Hobden were killed when their patrol car was struck head-on by a vehicle fleeing Dallas police officers. Sergeant Poe and Officer Hobden were en route to assist the Dallas officers and were driving eastbound on East Wheatland Road when the suspect's car, travelling at an estimated 100 mph without headlights on, struck their patrol car head-on. The vehicles exploded upon impact and both officers were killed instantly.

Sergeant Poe had been with the agency for 3 years.

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