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Officer William McDuff | Dallas Police Department, Texas Dallas Police Department, Texas

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William McDuff

Dallas Police Department, Texas

End of Watch: Friday, December 25, 1896

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 63

Tour: 2 months

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Shotgun

Offender: Sentenced to jail

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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.

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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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