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Officer Victor Leon Morris | Dallas Police Department, Texas Dallas Police Department, Texas

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Victor Leon Morris

Dallas Police Department, Texas

End of Watch: Monday, September 15, 1941

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 27

Tour: 1 year

Badge # 212

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Officer's handgun

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Officer Victor Morris was shot and killed with his own weapon while attempting to arrest a fare evader on a streetcar while off duty.

Officer Morris confronted the man, who then pulled out a knife. A struggle ensued and the suspect gained control of Officer Morris' handgun and shot him in the back. The suspect was apprehended and sentenced to life.

Officer Morris had served with the agency for one year. He was survived by his wife, parents, and three sisters.

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 72nd anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace

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Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
May 14, 2013

 

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