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Senior Corporal Billy Walter Daugherty | Dallas Police Department, Texas Dallas Police Department, Texas

Senior Corporal

Billy Walter Daugherty

Dallas Police Department, Texas

End of Watch: Friday, August 14, 1992
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Reflections for Senior Corporal Billy Walter Daugherty

 

Dough-Boy, tomorrow I retired from Bedford PD, had it not been for you I would never have served 34 years a police officer, every day I serve I remember the times we had working North West Dallas. The things you taught me have served me well. I cannot thank you enough for what you did, I wish you could be here, and known you will be in spirit

Detective Donald Smith 808
Bedford PD Apr 27,1982/May 01, 2013
April 30, 2013

Hello all,

My name is Jeremy Hobbs. I did not personally know Officer Daughtery, however I did know his youngest son Sean. Me and Sean went to Harry C. Withers and we were best friends. The reason I am posting here is to see if anyone has an information on how Sean and his mom and family are doing.

Jeremy Hobbs, Lawyer
friend of son
April 21, 2013

Thinking of your today....

Lisa Parker Maier
Grand Prairie Police Communications Retired
August 14, 2012

As this day approaches every year, I think of the good times. I always remember your zest for life and how you lived every moment as if it were your last. Your are still remember.

Lisa Maier
Grand Prairie Police Dispatch (Retired)
August 10, 2011

I use to work for Dal-Star Motorcycle Escort. On Several occassions I worked with "Doughboy" several times on funeral Escorts.He was really cool to work with He treated us (Escorts) with respecd, and was fun to work with. He was a True Motorjock in every way.

Chris Patrick
Fort Worth Motor Escort/Friend
June 6, 2011

Had a lot of great times with Doughboy. Fun memories.

Deputy John Spencer
Dallas County
May 12, 2011

I was married to Dough when he was taken from us all on that terrible August day in 1992. I had the pleasure of visiting with his old partner, John McClain, a month ago and we talked about how much we still love and miss him. Sometimes it seems like a hundred years ago, sometimes it is like the accident just happened.

Love Always, Mayo

Patricia Daugherty-Widow
July 24, 2010

Just thinking of you today.......You are still misses by the ones who loved and cared for you

Lisa Maier
Retired Grand Prairie Police Dispatcher
June 30, 2010

Just thought I would let you and your family know you are remembered today. I was talking to Billy Driscoll about you this morning. Talking about the "Good Times".....God Bless You and the job you loved and did.

LISA (PARKER) MAIER
RETIRED GRAND PRAIRIE POLICE DISPATCH
August 15, 2009

ITS BEEN 17 YRS SINCE YOUR PASSING AND THERE IS STILL NOT A DAY GOES BY THAT YOUR NOT THOUGHT ABOUT. I WAS TALKING TO BILLY DRISCOLL TODAY AND REMEBERING THE GOOD TIMES... YOU ARE MISSED

LISA (PARKER) MAIER
RETIRED GRAND PRAIRIE POLICE DEPT
August 15, 2009

I was looking through the list of "Today In History" and came across Doughboy's name. When I'm having our semi annual lunch with Cannaday, Thornton, Looper, Jarvis and Braziel, Doughboy's name will come up sometimes. I just want the family to know that after 16 years they are not forgotten. May you each continue to experience the perfect love and endless blessings of our Lord and Savior in the coming days.
Doug Hutchison, Irving PD, Ret., Motor Jockey

Special Ranger Doug Hutchison
Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association
August 14, 2008

Doughboy!!
Thanks for the good times (both good and bad), Even the bad was fun! Driscoll emailed me today with this site and I wanted to pass on to others who never knew you that you were a hell of lotta fun to be with. After all these years you are missed by those you touched.
Messkin

"messkin"
Dallas PD
February 23, 2008

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell
Sergeant
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC
February 5, 2008

Dear Sr. Cpl. Daugherty,

Only a few hours ago did I find this site, and I'm finding faces that are both familiar and yet not-so-familiar.

Your name and face are familiar because you were a much-loved friend of my sister, who was a Dallas Reserve Officer. I met you at her funeral, and I remember that you cried. Your care and compassion touched me greatly ... and I'm sorry to say I had not realized that you had passed away.

Thank you for being a friend to my sister. She was a tough bird, but she loved the DPD -- particularly the motorcycle cops -- and had friends everywhere there. Thank you for coming to honor her at her funeral.

I hope you're both up in Heaven talking over old times with other peace officers who have gone before you and, unfortunately, since.

You and your family and your fellow officers are in my prayers.

God speed, Sr. Cpl. Daughterty, and rest in peace. Watch over your brothers in blue.

You are not forgotten.

LRVirgil, Civilian
Dallas & Mesquite, Texas Police Supporter
September 29, 2007

THINKING OF YOU TODAY.....YOU ARE MISSED

LISA
GRAND PRAIRIE PD
August 14, 2007

I just wanted to say thank you Billy. I only had the opportunity to meet you once before you left us. Thank you for stopping me when I was speeding up on 635 a few days prior to your accident. I remember your words well, and you impacted my life, even if it was only for a couple of minutes one hot Texas summer day. We talked about my goals to become a Police officer. We talked about a couple of people we both knew at DPD. And we talked about my driving habits that particular day. After our talk I accepted the citation that I so rightly deserved. I have been an officer now for 13 years, and I am proud to say that your sacrifice motivated me to follow my aspirations to one day wear this badge. The day I graduated from Motor School I told your story to my fellow officers and I am proud to be riding under your star sir.

Rest in peace sir and Thank You

Texas Motor Sergeant
April 28, 2007

Rest in Peace Motorman. You are not forgotten.

Motor Officer D.Johnson
Metro Nashville Police Dept.
August 14, 2006

To the family and loved ones of Senior Corporal Billy Walter Dougherty and his fellow officers with the Dallas Police Department:

On this the fourteenth anniversary of Bill's tragic death, I wanted to honor and remember him today. Although I never had the privilege of meeting Bill, I feel as if I know him through the loving reflections left by loved ones and friends. Bill's valor and courage will never be forgotten.

I hope that God is holding him in the sweetest part of his heart and the most gentle part of his soul.

I am so sorry that Bill was robbed of his life so tragically, but through his heroism and the profound sense of duty with which he lived his life, he made an immeasurable difference. May his spirit continue to soar and may his memory continue to inspire.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service Bill gave to his community and the citizens of Texas, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on August 14, 1992.

Phyllis L. Loya, mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, PPD
eow 4/24/05


August 14, 2006

Motorman, Thank you for your service. You are never forgotten. Rest Well.

Senior Motor Officer M. Thurmond
MPD
August 14, 2006

I KNEW DOUGHBOY FOR MANY YEARS. HE WAS A LOVING FATHER. HE ENJOYED EVERY MINUTE OF LIFE TO THE FULLEST. I STILL THINK ABOUT SOME OF THE "OLD TIMES" AND THE FUN EVERYONE HAD WHEN HE WAS AROUND. MY HUSBAND AND I ATTENDED HIS FUNERAL AND I WAS TRUELY AMAZED AT HOW LOVED AND HOW MISSED HE HAS BEEN. GOD BLESS YOU DOUGHBOY FOR MAKING EVERYONES LIFE YOU TOUCHED A LITTLE BETTER.....

LISA (PARKER) MAIER
GRAND PRAIRIE POLICE DEPT
December 6, 2005

Billy, it has been along time since that terrible day in 92, but I have never forgotten. I was a civilian when I met you, I had left the law enforcement family for a few years after I lost several friends in Houston and Corpus Christi. I stopped on 635 one late afternoon to help on an accident, that day I met you and remeber your big hand shake and "Thanks for the help" I was at the funeral that day, you would surely have been proud. Today, I am back in the family again, now working a difficult area of IH 35W South of Fort Worth. I wanted you and yours to know I have not forgotten even after the years. Dallas is never the same when it loses an officer, and that day the lights were much dimmer. On the bright side, you have missed much of the horrific things of our current time, things that have brought great pain and misery to our nation. Take care Billy and remember, nobody ever forgets you.

Police Officer Scott Parker # 584
Itasca Police Department, Texas
September 12, 2005

I was married to Bill for eight years and he gave me a wonderful son, now 19, and memories that will last a lifetime. Even though our son was very young at the time of his father's death, he misses him every day. He has heard, and enjoyed, "Doughboy" stories from everyone he meets who knew his Dad (everyone seems to have at least one, and they always laugh when telling it). He was a good man and a good father.

Millie Daugherty
August 10, 2005

I used to coordinate the Texas Police Motorcycle Rodeo in Irving and Dough Boy was one of the contestants. He was very well liked and a fine officer to boot.
I was deeply saddened when I learned of his passing.....now 13 years ago. He was a nice guy and I will always remember him fondly.
God's blessings on his family.

Patrolman D.E. Hutchison, retired.
Irving, Texas Police Department
March 15, 2005


Senior Corporal Billy Walter Daugherty
Dallas Police Department
Texas
Friday, August 14, 1992

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"DOUGHBOY" (Bill Daugherty)was my best friend. I road with him every Friday night for three years when He was an Accident Investigater. Many many stories. The "DOUGH" will never be forgotten.
HENRY


Bill Driscoll (civilian)
retired "BUD" man
July 21, 2004

"DOUGHBOY" (Bill Daugherty)was my best friend. I road with him every Friday night for three years when He was an Accident Investigater. Many many stories. The "DOUGH" will never be forgotten.

civilian Bill Driscoll
retired
July 21, 2004

 
 

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