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Police Officer Lucas Ervin Whatley | Hawkins Police Department, Texas Hawkins Police Department, Texas

Police Officer

Lucas Ervin Whatley

Hawkins Police Department, Texas

End of Watch: Monday, July 20, 1959

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 59

Tour: 5 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Struck by vehicle

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Officer Whatley was struck and killed by a vehicle while conducting a traffic stop on Highway 80. Another vehicle veered onto the wrong side of the road and struck Officer Whatley and the driver he had stopped, killing them both. The driver of the vehicle was charged with negligent homicide.

Officer Whatley had been with the agency for five years and was survived by his wife.

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Rest in Peace Police Officer Lucas Ervin Whatley. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice protecting the citizens of Hawkins, Texas. I have passed that fateful spot many times.

I Pray for Peace for your Family. Friends and Co-Workers. I also Pray that the hounds of hell forever pursue your murderer. May he know no rest on this earth. May he burn forever in the lake of fire.


Senior Special Agent B.L. Sherwood (Ret)
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, TX
July 20, 2016


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