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 Zang and Davis Avenues. 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 had served with the agency for four years. He was survived by his wife, son, and daughter.

Bio

  • Age 26
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge 1563

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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I grew up with his nephew and have known this story most of my life. Tragic end to a young, promising life. Rest in peace

Senior Trooper James Fortenberry
Texas Department of Public Safety

August 31, 2020

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