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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 from whom he had just purchased marijuana. The suspect murdered him because he thought he was a police officer.

The suspect was tried as an adult, convicted of murder, and sentenced to 45 years in prison. The second suspect accepted a plea bargain as a result of his testimony against the shooter.

Patrolman Raffield had served with the Midlothian Police Department for one year. 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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