Police Officer Donald Wayne Swearingin

Police Officer Donald Wayne Swearingin

Coppell Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Tuesday, December 12, 1972

Donald Wayne Swearingin

Police Officer Donald Swearingin was killed in an automobile accident while pursuing a speeding vehicle on Denton Tap Road, just north of Beltline Road.

His patrol car went out of control and struck a tree.

Officer Swearingin had served with the agency for 2 years. He was survived by his parents and brother.


  • Age 20
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Not available

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The Coppell Police Motor Unit will be participating in the 2nd Annual Texas Police Officers Memorial Ride as escorts for the 71 bicycles riders riding for officers all over the great State of Texas. We will be wearing bracelets in your Honor. YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN.

Kirk Smith, Traffic Sergeant
Coppell Police Department

February 23, 2016

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