Ranger Bobby Paul Doherty

Ranger Bobby Paul Doherty

Texas Department of Public Safety - Texas Rangers, Texas

End of Watch Monday, February 20, 1978

Bobby Paul Doherty

Ranger Bobby Doherty was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a narcotics suspect in Argyle, Texas. As Ranger Doherty kicked in the door he was shot in the head and fatally wounded. The suspect was apprehended and sentenced to life. He was released on parole on May 25, 2004.

Ranger Doherty had been with the Department of Public Safety for 20 years and had been a Texas Ranger for 18 months. He was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 41
  • Tour 20 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .38 caliber
  • Offender Paroled in 2004

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