Police Officer Kevin Paul Marceau

Police Officer Kevin Paul Marceau

Dallas Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Friday, January 14, 2011

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Kevin Paul Marceau

Officer Kevin Marceau died as the result of injuries sustained on November 13, 1996, when he was struck by a vehicle while chasing a hit-and-run suspect.

He was working an off duty law enforcement job near White Rock Lake when he observed a car accident. He began to chase one of the drivers on foot as the man attempted to flee the scene. As they ran across Garland Road, Officer Marceau was struck by a vehicle.

The officer was rushed to a nearby hospital where he remained in a coma for several weeks due to severe head injuries. He underwent several surgeries in which part of his brain was removed. He remained in a wheelchair and unable to communicate until passing away from complications of the injuries on January 14, 2011.

Officer Marceau was a U.S. Air Force veteran and had served with the Dallas Police Department for seven years. He is survived by his son, parents, and four siblings.


  • Age 47
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge 6266
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle
  • Incident Date Wednesday, November 13, 1996

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Kevin was my cousin and my childhood best friend. We were as close or closer than brothers growing up. One of the saddest days of my life was when he and his family moved from Massachusetts to Texas. In hindsight though, Kevin was made for Texas. He was big, strong and fearless and held deep convictions regarding fairness and using his gifts in service to others. He always tried to use his abilities and strength to do what was right. Many years have passed since Kevin’s terrible accident and subsequent passing, but his memory lives on in me and all that new and loved him. His parents, Dick and Pat, his four siblings, and especially his only sister Kim, deserve so much credit for the amazing love and care they provided Kevin for so many years. Despite his severe injuries and disability, Kevin always knew how much he was loved.

Jim DiBurro
Cousin and Friend

July 22, 2020

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