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Captain Danny Lee Gray | Orange Police Department, Texas Orange Police Department, Texas

Captain

Danny Lee Gray

Orange Police Department, Texas

End of Watch: Friday, June 28, 1974

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 31

Tour: 10 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Shotgun

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Captain Danny Gray was shot and killed when two suspects came to the jail to break out an armed robbery suspect who had just been arrested. The suspects arrived with a shotgun and handgun and exchanged fire with the officers, killing Captain Gray.

The three suspects were arrested and sentenced to life in prison. One of them later died in prison. The other two remain in prison and will be eligible for parole in 2013.

Captain Gray was survived by his wife, son, and daughter.

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I have the fondest of memories of Danny. He was my best friend throughout our childhood and teen years. From the earliest days, Danny always wanted to be a policeman. I left Orange after high school so I never saw Danny again but his cheerfulness and kindness has always been in my heart.

Hubert W. Landry (Winfield)
Old friend of Danny's
July 9, 2016

 

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