Officer Ray Allan Underwood

Officer Ray Allan Underwood

Dallas Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Tuesday, August 27, 1963

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Ray Allan Underwood

Officer Ray Underwood was killed when his patrol car was struck by a firetruck at the intersection of West Zang Boulevard and West Davis Avenue.

He and his partner were responding to a fire alarm while patrolling a high-burglary area when the accident occurred. Two firefighters were killed, and his partner was critically injured. It was later determined that the fire alarm was a prank.

Officer Underwood was a U.S. Air Force veteran and had served with the Dallas Police Department for four years. He was survived by his wife, son, and daughter.


  • Age 26
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge 1563
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

emergency response, false alarm, fire alarm

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Officer Underwood,
On today, the 60th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Air Force as an Air Policeman. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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August 27, 2023

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