Lieutenant Jeffery Lee Springer

Lieutenant Jeffery Lee Springer

Waxahachie Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Saturday, August 7, 1999

Jeffery Lee Springer

Lieutenant Jeffery Springer suffered a fatal pulmonary embolism shortly after being involved in a foot pursuit in which he was assaulted.

Lieutenant Springer caught the suspect and was assaulted as he held him down waiting for backup officers. After the incident he felt ill and was taken to the emergency room where he suffered a heart attack.

Lieutenant Springer had served in law enforcement for 23 years. He is survived by his wife two children.

Bio

  • Age 42
  • Tour 23 years
  • Badge 108

Incident Details

  • Cause Duty related illness
  • Weapon Person
  • Offender Not available

foot pursuit

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Jeff,

I love you so much and will until the day God calls me home. I know you will be waiting it's be 19 yrs. now. I'm so glad I was able to tell you that I loved you and kissed you goodbye. That was something we always said we would do just incase. Well our awful day came and you have missed out on so much. Our beautiful grandchildren for one. You would have spoiled them rotten. We would have been married 20 yrs. on that beautiful day in Sept. but. none of this happened for us. I thank God for our 11 months as husband and wife. We almost made our first anniversary until someone took that away from us. I hope you knew that you were my HERO. You are loved and you will never be forgotten. Your always in my heart so RIP Lt. Jeffery Lee Springer

Jackie Springer

September 14, 2018

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