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 police officer in Gladewater, Texas

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 he arrived at the location, near the intersection of North Dean Street and Pacific Avenue, the man shot and killed him. Other officers at the scene returned fire and killed the suspect.

Private McDuffie had 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

retaliation, weapons violation

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Thank you, Private Dan L. McDuffie for your sacrifice.
Bless your soul and all the Texas Rangers for their protection.

Karen White
The Gladewater Museum, board of directors and public relations

April 9, 2018

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