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Deputy Sheriff Jimmie Howard McKay, Sr. | Harris County Sheriff's Department, Texas Harris County Sheriff's Department, Texas

Deputy Sheriff

Jimmie Howard McKay, Sr.

Harris County Sheriff's Department, Texas

End of Watch: Friday, March 22, 1974

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 43

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 3/22/1974

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Suspect: Sentenced to 40 years

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Deputy McKay and his wife were shot and killed after he stopped a vehicle on Hayes Road in Houston. Deputy McKay's personal vehicle was equipped with emergency lights and a sheriff's department radio. Two motorists found Deputy McKay's body on the side of road and his wife's body in the front seat of the patrol car. Both had been shot and killed.

In 2000 the suspect was sentenced to 40 years in prison.

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Heroes live forever,Deputy McKay, and we will never forget. Thank you for the sacrifice you made for the citizens of Harris County and the great State of Texas.

Greater Houston C.O.P.S.
March 22, 2013

 

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