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Deputy Sheriff Randolph Michael Eng | Harris County Sheriff's Department, Texas Harris County Sheriff's Department, Texas

Deputy Sheriff

Randolph Michael Eng

Harris County Sheriff's Department, Texas

End of Watch: Saturday, December 21, 1996

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 38

Tour: 9 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 12/21/1996

Weapon: Handgun

Suspect: Sentenced to life in prison

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Deputy Eng was shot and killed and another officer was shot and wounded while moonlighting as a security guard at a wedding in southwest Houston. Deputy Eng had ordered one of the guests to leave after the guest created a disturbance. The guest then entered the bathroom and was followed by Deputy Eng.

The man pulled out a weapon and opened fire, striking Deputy Eng in the head. A second officer was struck in the arm.

The suspect was found guilty of capital murder and sentenced to life in prison.

Deputy Eng had served with the agency for 9 years.

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Heroes live forever, Deputy Eng, and we will never forget. Thank you for the sacrifice you made for the citizens of Harris County and the great State of Texas.

Greater Houston C.O.P.S.

December 21, 2013

 

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