Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 12 years, 6 months
Badge # Not available
Offender: Shot and killed
Constable Dale Geddie was shot and killed while he and a deputy from the Smith County Sheriff's Department responded to a domestic disturbance on Pine Springs Drive.
The male subject opened fire on both officers with a rifle, fatally wounding Constable Geddie and severely wounding the deputy.
The suspect barricaded himself in the home for several hours. He was shot and killed by members of the Tyler Police Department SWAT team as he emerged from the home with the rifle.
Constable Geddie's uncle, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Game Warden Ronnie L. Germany, was shot and killed on Sunday, July 29, 1973.
Constable Geddie had served as the elected constable for Precinct 4 for 18 months, and had previously served as a deputy for the Smith County Sheriff's Department for 11 years. He is survived by his wife, son, stepson, parents, and sister.
Related Line of Duty Deaths
Game Warden Ronnie L. Germany