Police Officer Drew A. Bolin

Police Officer Drew A. Bolin

Austin Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Friday, June 2, 1995

Drew A. Bolin

Officer Bolin was killed when he was struck by a drunk driver. He was walking towards his cruiser on I-35 when the drunk driver, with a .16 BAC, struck him after driving through a line of flares and around his cruiser. The driver was convicted of intoxicated manslaughter. In 2000, the Texas Parole Board denied the suspect's parole.
Officer Bolin is survived by his parents and fiancée.

Bio

  • Age 25
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Convicted of manslaughter

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Officer Bolin ended his watch on my 20th birthday. As a fellow student of the drunk driver, in a small town, the news hit us like a ton of bricks. It is still difficult to wrap my mind around this horrific moment in the life of Officer Bolin and his family; it was wholly tragic and unnecessary. The actions I took in ensuring designated drivers were a priority when I was younger remain a priority in my life now. I have pains of sorrow when I see this woman living her life, getting married, and having children. These are things that Officer Bolin will never have nor his family ever get to experience with him.

Even 23 years later Officer Bolin's name has never left my mind, has always influenced my actions, and he has never been forgotten.

Military Spouse
Fellow student of the drunk driver

May 3, 2018

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