Patrolman Bill J. Mahoney

Patrolman Bill J. Mahoney

Texas Department of Public Safety - Texas Highway Patrol, Texas

End of Watch Monday, April 18, 1949

Bill J. Mahoney

Patrolman Bill Mahoney and Patrolman Louis Dickson were killed in an automobile accident while responding to the report of a fatal automobile accident. While traveling in their marked patrol car another vehicle pulled in front of them, clipping the patrol car and throwing it into the part of a fully loaded wheat truck.

Patrolman Dickson was killed instantly and Patrolman Mahoney died six hours later of his injuries . The driver of the vehicle that forced the patrol car into the path of the truck was arrested and charged with failure to stop and failure to render aid.

Patrolman Louis had been with the Texas Highway Patrol for one year. He was survived by his was and young daughter.


  • Age 24
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash
  • Incident Date Sunday, April 17, 1949

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Dear Dad,

Your much loved bride and widow, Agnes, passed away on September 4th, 2014, after a valiant 5 year battle with cancer. She lived to be 90 years old.

The celebration of her life held on September 27, 2014 at Trinity Lutheran Church in St. Peter, MN. was amazing. Hundreds of family, friends and missionaries came from all over the country to remember and thank God that she had come into their lives.

Her students from Madagascar came in large numbers in love and gratitude for the gift of music she brought into their lives. Friends and family shared memories of the good times they had had with her and Len and honored her for her faithful and lifelong gifts of friendship, generosity and strong faith. You would have been so proud of her! She was a woman much loved and much admired.

As part of the service, some hymns were sung in the Malagasy language. How she would have loved that! People sang with the kind of energy and harmonies that would have brought the smile we all knew and loved to her face.

She rests in Oak Lawn Cemetery in Northfield, MN.
She insisted that, when her headstone was made, it would read: Agnes Theodora Braaten Mahoney Akland. You were always loved and never forgotten. I have the letters you sent to her when you were newly married but overseas and cherish them.

Her wonderful husband and the father I have known best, Len, is still living at 92. He misses her every day that passes, as do we all.

Rest in peace with Mom.

Gloria Jane Mahoney Akland Buczek

August 10, 2016

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