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Patrolman George William Raffield, Jr | Midlothian Police Department, Texas Midlothian Police Department, Texas

Patrolman

George William Raffield, Jr

Midlothian Police Department, Texas

End of Watch: Friday, October 23, 1987

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 21

Tour: 1 year

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Sentenced to 45 years

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Patrolman George Raffield was working undercover in a local high school when he was murdered by two students who had discovered he was an undercover police officer.

Patrolman Raffield was conducting an investigation involving one of the students. The three had driven to a secluded area off of FM875, several miles south of Midlothian. As they prepared to leave one of the boys shot him in the back of the head, killing him instantly. His body was found the following day during a massive search.

The two boys who murdered him were sentenced to 45 years in prison. Two other subjects were sentenced to lesser terms as accomplices.

Patrolman Raffield had served with the Midlothian Police Department for one year and had previously served with the Wilmer Police Department and Red Oak Police Department. He was survived by his parents and sister.

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We were walking in the cemetery and saw Mr. Raffield's grave, and the Midlothian badge on the headstone. We realized he had been a young man at the time of his death, and we were saddened to learn the circumstances surrounding his untimely death. God Bless him and his family and that he is not forgotten.

Tracey and John Friedmann/ Adult Probati
Dallas County CSCD
August 4, 2017

 

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