Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 8 years
Badge # 6320
Cause: Vehicular assault
Incident Date: 6/12/2004
Weapon: Automobile; Alcohol involved
Suspect: Sentenced to 12 years
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.