Officer William McDuff

Officer William McDuff

Dallas Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Friday, December 25, 1896

William McDuff

Officer William McDuff was shot and killed after two youths he had arrested earlier in the day came to his home. The two were outside yelling at him. When he came outside to tell them to stop yelling they shot him with a shotgun, killing him. The suspects were sentenced to 10 and 15 years.

Officer McDuff was the first black officer with the Dallas Police Department to be killed in the line of duty. He had been with the agency for two months.


  • Age 63
  • Tour 2 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Sentenced to jail

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Your service and sacrifice will always be respected and honored. You are part of a long line of Dallas Police Officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice.

Det. Ret. Douglas Collins
Dallas Police Department

December 25, 2014

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