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Warden Bobbie B. Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Texas

Warden

Bobbie B. "Dub" Bullard

Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Texas

End of Watch: Thursday, June 6, 1963

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 51

Tour: 30 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Heart attack

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Bobbie B. (Dub) Bullard was the warden of the Darrington Unit of the Texas Department of Corrections in Brazoria County. Warden Bullard was leading a posse on horseback in pursuit of two escaping prisoners, Robert Emanuel Kirby and Billy D. Simmons, when he suffered a heart attack. Livestock Supervisor E. L. Osborn from the Ramsey Unit was in the posse when he saw Bullard’s horse without a rider. Bullard was found gasping for breath and alive near a creek. He died a short time later without speaking. Both convicts were captured.

Bullard had been employed by the Texas Department of Corrections since 1933. On January 16, 1934, Bullard was on duty when Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker shot and killed Officer Major Crowson while breaking Raymond Hamilton and Joe Palmer out of the Eastham Prison in Huntsville. Bullard was instrumental in preventing other convicts from escaping. Hamilton and Palmer were executed for the death in 1935.

Bullard had been the warden at the Darrington Unit since 1953. He was survived by his wife, Beatrice Bullard; one son, James Lee Bullard; three sisters, Mrs. Lora Arnold, Mrs. Peggy Erwin and Mrs. Ruby Wells; one brother, Rad Bullard; and two grandchildren. He was buried in the Addicks Addition of the Oakwood Cemetery in Huntsville.

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Rest in Peace Warden Bobbie B. (Dub) Bullard. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice protecting the citizens of The Great State of Texas.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends and Co-Workers. I also Pray that all the scum responsible for your death are now burning in hell forever!

Amen.

Senior Special Agent B.L. Sherwood (Ret)
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, TX
June 5, 2016

 

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