Police Officer Rufus E. Daniels

Police Officer Rufus E. Daniels

Houston Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Thursday, August 23, 1917

Rufus E. Daniels

Officer Rufus Daniels Officer Ira Raney, Officer Ross Patton, Officer Horace Moody, and Officer E. Meinke were all shot and killed during race riots which were sparked by the arrest of several black soldiers assigned to Camp Logan. After being harassed by local law enforcement and citizens a large mob of the soldiers stole rifles and went on a rampage, shooting and killing a total of 16 people throughout the city. Once all of the soldiers were taken into custody 110 of them were court-martialed and 19 of them were executed.

Bio

  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender 19 suspects executed

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Rest In Peace Houston Police Officer Rufus E. Daniels. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice protecting the citizens of Houston, Texas.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends and Co-Workers and those brave souls who choose to follow in your footsteps. I also Pray that the scum who murdered you shall burn forever in the lake of fire.

Amen.

B. Sherwood Senior Special Agent retired
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, TX

August 20, 2016

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