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Police Officer Darren Glen Medlin | Grapevine Police Department, Texas Grapevine Police Department, Texas

Police Officer

Darren Glen Medlin

Grapevine Police Department, Texas

End of Watch: Saturday, June 12, 2004

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 34

Tour: 8 years

Badge # 6320

Military veteran

Cause: Vehicular assault

Weapon: Automobile; Alcohol involved

Offender: Sentenced to 12 years

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Police Officer Darren Medlin was struck and killed by an automobile being operated by an intoxicated driver. Officer Medlin was walking up to a vehicle he had stopped on Texas Highway 121 in Euless when the incident occurred.

The suspect was arrested and charged with intoxicated manslaughter and found he used his vehicle as a deadly weapon. He was found guilty of the charge on August 2, 2005. The following day he was sentenced to 12.5 years in prison.

Officer Medlin had served with the Grapevine Police Department for 4 years. He had previously served as a game warden with the Texas Department of Parks and Wildlife for 4 years,and with the United States Marine Corps .

Officer Medlin is survived by his wife, two children, two stepchildren, mother and sister.

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I'm 15 now not 2, I'm sorry for what happened to you. I miss you so much. I wish you could see how much I've grown, I'm taller than mom and Sarah. I'm starting to learn how to drive, I wish you could be the person who taught me. Sarah will be graduating next year, and she wants to be a nurse who helps babies. I want to visit where you were buried, maybe one of the boys will take me. We visit the police department as much as we can and they take such good care of us. So you have nothing to worry about. I'm so proud to say you're my father, you did so much for the world and I want to inspire people the way you inspired me. I love and miss you, you're forever in my heart.
Your daughter,
Laura Medlin

Laura Medlin
July 2, 2017


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