Private Dan Lafayette McDuffie

Private Dan Lafayette McDuffie

Texas Rangers, Texas

End of Watch Tuesday, July 7, 1931

Dan Lafayette McDuffie

Private Dan McDuffie was shot and killed by a former officer. Private McDuffie was at the Gladewater police station when a report came in of a man with a rifle who was threatening to kill the chief of police. Private McDuffie knew the suspect and volunteered to negotiate with him.

When Private McDuffie arrived at the scene, the suspect shot and killed him. Other officers at the scene returned fire and killed the suspect.

Private McDuffie served with the Texas Rangers for 30 years.


  • Age 48
  • Tour 30 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender Shot and killed by officers

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Rest in Peace Ranger Private Dan L. McDuffie. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice protecting the citizens of The Great State of Texas.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends and Co-Workers. I also Pray that the scum that murdered you shall forever burn in the lake of fire.


Senior Special Agent B.L. Sherwood (Ret)
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, TX

July 8, 2016

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