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Police Officer Douglas Scott Goeble | San Antonio Police Department, Texas San Antonio Police Department, Texas

Police Officer

Douglas Scott Goeble

San Antonio Police Department, Texas

End of Watch: Saturday, April 20, 1991

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 26

Tour: 5 years

Badge # 1142

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 4/18/1991

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Police Officer Doug Goeble succumbed to gunshot wounds received two days earlier when he was shot and killed while eating in a restaurant.

The subject who shot him had just had an argument with his girlfriend in the parking lot and walked into the restaurant, entered the bathroom, and as he was exiting the restaurant he shot Officer Goeble in the head. The suspect then shot and killed his girlfriend. The man was apprehended and sentenced to life in prison.

Officer Goeble had served with the San Antonio Police Department for 18 months and in law enforcement for a total five years. He was survived by his fiancee, daughter, parents, and two sisters.

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You are not forgotten. The tragedy of your loss will be remembered by your law enforcement family and your community.

Steven Ramsey
VP, SAPD Historical Society
December 2, 2015


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