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Police Officer James F. Kilty | Houston Police Department, Texas Houston Police Department, Texas

Police Officer

James F. Kilty

Houston Police Department, Texas

End of Watch: Thursday, April 8, 1976

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 35

Tour: 13 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Shot and killed

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Officer Kilty was shot and killed while attempting to serve a warrant with other members of the narcotics division. They were serving the warrant to an employee at a local hotel when the man approached and opened fire, striking Officer Kilty. Other officers returned fire, killing the suspect. Officer Kilty was transported to Ben Taub Hospital where here succumbed to his wounds a short time later.

Officer Kilty had been with the agency for 13 years and was survived by his parents, sister, and three brothers.

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How surprised & sadden to her of Jim's passing, especafter all these years. I always wondered what happened to him after we lost touch. Jim & I dated for almost a year back in 1969/70. He was a great person & was so proud to be a "PIG"!

Shirley Bland Gower
April 14, 2017


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