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Lieutenant Monte Porter Huckabee | Sweetwater Police Department, Texas Sweetwater Police Department, Texas

Lieutenant

Monte Porter Huckabee

Sweetwater Police Department, Texas

End of Watch: Saturday, November 3, 1979

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 54

Tour: 26 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Heart attack

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Lieutenant Huckabee suffered a fatal heart attack during a violent struggle with a suspect in which he was kicked in the face, chest and ribs several times. The incident occurred when he and several other officers responded to a bar and attempted to arrest a drunk man.

Lieutenant Huckabee had served with the agency for 26 years. He was survived by his three children.

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Lt Huckabee, I came to work at Sweetwater PD in 1967. As a rookie officer I looked up to you and all the other officers whose job it was to train me. At that time there were no formal Police Academies and young rookies like me received on the job training from well trained officers such as yourself. I continued in law enforcement for 47 years and will never forget that first police job with you, Glenn Brazelton, Ted Hatcher, Sgt Smith (Smitty), Gerald Byrd, Sgt Johnny Rose, Chief Eubanks, Edith Brothers, etc. etc. Someday we will all sit down together and discuss "the good old days".
R.I.P. Lt.
Glen Allison Tarrant Co Dep Sheriff (Ret)

Dep Sheriff Glen Allison (retired)
Tarrant Co Texas Sheriff Dept
June 16, 2016

 

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