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Deputy Frank D. Howell | Tarrant County Sheriff's Department, Texas Tarrant County Sheriff's Department, Texas


Frank D. Howell

Tarrant County Sheriff's Department, Texas

End of Watch: Monday, November 3, 1986

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 38

Tour: 15 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Officer's handgun

Offender: Sentenced to 30 years

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Deputy Howell was shot and killed while investigating a suspicious vehicle parked in a lot. The suspect began to resist arrest and was able to gain control of Deputy Howell's service weapon. Deputy Howell was shot as he attempted to call for backup.

The suspect was arrested in 1996 by Mexican federal law enforcement officers. He was tried and convicted of the murder in a Mexican court and sentenced to 30 years in a Mexican prison.

Deputy Howell had served with the agency for 15 years.

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Love you Dad...You with me everyday...Your Son Pete....

James Howell
November 3, 2016


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