Deputy Sheriff Jimmie Howard McKay, Sr.

Deputy Sheriff Jimmie Howard McKay, Sr.

Harris County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Friday, March 22, 1974

Add to My Heroes

Jimmie Howard McKay, Sr.

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.


  • Age 43
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to 40 years

Most Recent Reflection

View all 11 Reflections

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

Want even more control of your Reflection? Create a free ODMP account now for these benefits:

  • Quick access to your heroes
  • Reflections published quicker
  • Save a Reflection signature
  • View, edit or delete any Reflection you've left in the past

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now.