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Patrolman David Bannister | El Paso Police Department, Texas El Paso Police Department, Texas


David Bannister

El Paso Police Department, Texas

End of Watch: Monday, June 3, 1974

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 27

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Vehicle pursuit

Weapon: Not available

Offender: Not available

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Patrolman David Bannister was killed in an automobile accident while chasing a juvenile suspect. The suspect had taken his father's car without permission. During the chase the suspect slammed on the brakes, causing Patrolman Bannister to swerve to avoid a collision.

As Patrolman Bannister swerved his vehicle struck the median of a divided road, a low rock wall erected around planters. His cruiser slid along the top of the wall and flipped, causing a fatal head injury.

Patrolman Bannister was survived by his wife and daughter.

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
June 3, 2015


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