Trooper Bill Davidson

Trooper Bill Davidson

Texas Department of Public Safety - Texas Highway Patrol, Texas

End of Watch Sunday, April 12, 1992

Bill Davidson

Trooper Bill Davidson succumbed to gunshot wounds received the previous day after stopping a stolen car in Edna, Texas. The suspect shot Trooper Davidson in the neck with a 9 mm handgun when he approached the car. The suspect fled the scene of the shooting, but was arrested within a couple of hours with the murder weapon in his possession. The suspect confessed to killing the trooper and repeated his confession to a grand jury.

During his trial the suspect claimed he shot Trooper Davidson because the rap music he was listening to forced him to do so. The suspect was convicted of murder and sentenced to death. He was executed on October 6, 2005.

Trooper Davidson had served with the Texas Highway Patrol for over 20 years. He was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 43
  • Tour 20 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Saturday, April 11, 1992
  • Weapon Handgun; 9 mm
  • Offender Executed in 2005

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Uncle Bill we all love you just wanted to tell you that we know you are watching over us and the state troopers. We all know that it is hard on the highways but you are truely missed we thinking of you every day RIP My Uncle Trooper Bill Davidson..........

Michael Foster

May 30, 2017

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