Dispatcher Douglas Lee Dodson

Dispatcher Douglas Lee Dodson

Harlingen Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Wednesday, October 2, 1974

Douglas Lee Dodson

Dispatcher Douglas Dodson was killed in a helicopter accident shortly after takeoff. He was acting as observer for Patrolman Humberto Avila of the Mission Police Department. Patrolman Avila was also killed in the accident.

It was later determined that the cause of the accident was due to the use of the wrong type of bolts.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Aircraft accident

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Douglas, I think of you as often as I think of my dad. You will never be forgotten. Thank you for your service.

Hernan Jaime Avila
Survivor (Humberto Javier Avila)

May 12, 2014

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