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Officer John Richard Crain | Dallas Police Department, Texas Dallas Police Department, Texas


John Richard Crain

Dallas Police Department, Texas

End of Watch: Thursday, May 24, 1923

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 56

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; .38 caliber

Offender: Both executed in 1924

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Officer John Crain was shot and killed at approximately 3:30 am while investigating suspicious activity.

While on patrol he noticed lights on in a pharmacy on Junius Road. As Officer Crain peered into the window a burglar inside shot him in the head with a .38 caliber handgun. Both subjects inside the store were also responsible for the murder of Officer Johnnie Gibson, using the same handgun, one month earlier in almost identical circumstances.

The subjects were both convicted of the murders and executed on March 28, 1924.

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Officer Johnnie C. Gibson
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End of Watch: Thursday, April 19, 1923
Cause: Gunfire

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Rest in Peace Officer John Richard Crain. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice protecting the citizens of Dallas, Texas.

I Pray that the hounds of hell forever gnaw at the carcass' of your murderers. May the flames of hell forever scorch their bones.


Senior Special Agent B.L. Sherwood (Ret)
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, Texas
April 19, 2016


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