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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

Incident Date: 6/12/2004

Weapon: Automobile; Alcohol involved

Suspect: Sentenced to 12 years

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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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Daddy,
Oh how I miss you so dearly much, I'm now 12 not 2 anymore and in the 6th Grade.How the time goes by fast doesn't it. I'm making all A's so thats good I look at your photo so much. I'm gonna Be a Psychologist so I will be helping people like you did. I'm staying away from boys, well at least trying to. I wish you would be here to walk me down the aisle and meet my children, I've been wanting to go hunting and fishing but mom is not that into it. Sarah is so tall she is 13 turning 14 and the the 8th grade she has a boyfriend named Eli she has been dating him for 1 year I think. She is getting so tall gets that from you hopefully she wont be 6'4 like you. Mom been doing well, I think. I don't really know her age she lies or changes her age alot. I wish you could meet your Grandaughter Kherington she is a mess. Crystal is the same she is Crazy as well! Bobby well he is still in the Navy and I think he is going to stay in until he retires. he has no children yet. Daddy I just want you to know I miss you and will always love you.
Forever and Always,
Laura

Laura Medlin
Daughter
February 23, 2014

 

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