Bio & Incident Details
Age: Not available
Tour: 9 years
Badge # Not available
Weapon: Gun; Unknown type
Offender: Sentenced to 25 years
Patrolman Locker was shot and killed after he stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation on U.S. 77 north of Waxahachie. The car, occupied by three teenagers and two soldiers, had been stolen in Dallas. When Patrolman Locker discovered a bag of beer, the three teenagers jumped him, took his revolver and shot him. The soldiers, who were hitchhiking and had been given a ride, tried to help Patrolman Locker but were held back at gunpoint. The three fled but crashed their car into a retaining wall seconds later. One was captured at the scene and the other two surrendered to authorities a week later.
One suspect was convicted of murder with malice and sentenced to 25 years. Another was sentenced to five years. The third suspect was tried as a juvenile and received no sentence.
Patrolman Locker had been with the agency for nine years and was stationed at Waxahachie.