Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Officer Paul Douglas Hulsey, Jr.

Beaumont Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Tuesday, March 22, 1988

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Reflections for Officer Paul Douglas Hulsey, Jr.

Until I draw my last breath on earth, I will carry the deep grief of the loss of Patrolman Paul Douglas Hussey. RIP

Patrolman Richmond Rankin (Retired)
Elyria Police Department,Ohio

August 13, 2020

Another year has past and your memory lives in us. I am struggling to find the right words to put here and all that I can say is you and your family have been in our thoughts and prayers over these decades. Rest in peace brother.

Guy Genovese
Port Arthur Police (181) 1983 - 1990

March 24, 2020

Rest In Peace.

William f gomola patrol officer
Bay Village Ohio police department

February 27, 2020

Rest in peace Officer Hulsey.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

March 22, 2019

March 22, 2018:
Remembering Beaumont TX Police Dept Officer Paul Hulsey who was shot and killed in the line of duty 30 years ago today, March 22, 1988. I was working that night and will never forget the action and series of events leading up to his killers capture several hours later. Sad day for BPD and Paul’s young family. Paul was my first Field Training Officer (FTO) when I came out of the academy in 1984. He was a “teacher” in all aspects of police training. He never played mind games or tried to be intimidating. Of course, he called me “rookie” around the station, and played the usual rookie hazing rituals of making me sit on the front row at shift meetings, writing the shift lineup on the chalkboard, etc. He made me come to work 30 mins early every night (unpaid of course) to read all the offense reports from District 8, our beat, so I’d be informed and aware of what’s going on. But on our first night in the car, we loaded up, checked equipment, and then he calmly told me his job was to TEACH me, not to “run me off.” HE said if he ended up “running me off,” it would mean that HE had failed, not ME. He told me he would not hesitate to jump my ass if he had too from time to time, but he intended to spend 6 weeks TEACHING me, and that he hoped that someday if I became an FTO, I would do the same, look at it as teaching, as training, not as simply scaring rookies, not intimidating rookies. I did later become an FTO, and always remembered his style and approach to training, as well as policing in general. Paul was a go-getter, a hide-in-the-bushes and chase drug dealers kind of guy. Yet he was just as passionate about treating all people we contacted or dealt with or arrested, with dignity and respect. And he was just as thorough about checking on the elderly folks in our beat He taught me the value of something as “bothersome” as changing a porch light for an elderly widow in a high crime neighborhood. It was effective community policing before any PhD wrote a book on the subject. He was an amazing cop, dad, husband, teacher and partner. He’s been gone 30 years, but he’s still missed and his impact is still felt by many like me. I left Beaumont PD after 17 years, in 2001 before becoming a Chief of Police at Abilene Christian University Police Dept. For 34 years and counting, I’ve tried to live up to the standards set by Paul.

Jimmy Ellison, Chief of Police
Abilene Christian Univ. Police Dept.

March 22, 2018

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE, REST IN PEACE.

N.J. TROOPER (RETIRED)
NEW JERSEY STATE POLICE

October 24, 2016

Officer Hulsey, may you rest in the arms of our Dear Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
. Nathan Alan Jordan ....son of officer Dale Alan Jordan , Beaumont Police Department 1986-1996 also with our lord. God bless all Police Officers everywhere.

Nathan Jordan

March 17, 2016

Rest in peace hero...you are not forgotten, not ever.

PJN
Griffith Indiana

October 4, 2015

Officer Hulsey,
On today, the 27th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community-but for our Country as well when you served as a U.S. Army Military Policeman with the 5th "Red Diamond" Infantry Division. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

March 22, 2015

You were a good Partner who taught me the ropes well at FT. Polk
Military Police, 5th Division. You were fantastic under cover.
Thank you and your family, rest in peace Paul. You are a Hero.

Dan/Skip Gronenthal

Traffic Section E-4
Military POlice

February 13, 2015

Paul. I still remember all of the dope deals we did and our late night tennis games. You were a great partner and I still dream of you a couple of times a month and our on going argument about who graduated first out of the academy. I did....! You had a better GPA, but I did better on the Final Civil Service test; cuffing you to the telephone pole; and of course getting your ear pierced. RIP my friend.

Dale Stanley
Former Beaumont PD Officer (still in LE)

June 2, 2014

Heroes live forever, Officer Hulsey, and we will never forget. Thank you for the sacrifice you made for the citizens of Beaumont and the great State of Texas.

Greater Houston C.O.P.S.

March 22, 2013

Rest in peace, Officer Hulsey. Your sevice and sacrifice to the citizens of Beaumont and the great State of Texas is not forgotten on this anniversary of your end of watch.

Greater Houston C.O.P.S.

March 22, 2012

"Blade" Hulsey was an outstanding police officer. I know this because, as a former reporter with the Beaumount Enterprise, I had the honor and high privilege of working with him on numerous occasions. Even though iIt's been many years since his untimely death, I have thought about him every day since March 22, 1988.

Jim Rogers, Journalist
Friend

December 30, 2011

He is in Gods hands now. My heart goes out to the friends and family left behind.

Former Officer Gillette

March 27, 2011

You are remembered today on the anniversary of your death. We celebrate the life you live and acknowledge the sacrifice you made. We continue to pray for you, asking God's blessings upon your friends and family. Rest well my friend, you've earned it...

Trooper - retired
Pennsylvania State Police

March 22, 2011

Paul, After 23 years it still seems like yesterday that we lost you. You will always be a hero in our eyes and you will not be forgotten. Your legacy lives on in your children, BPD, and all in the E TX Law Enforcement community. May God always walk with those who protect and serve.

Guy Genovese
Friend

March 22, 2011

Another year has passed and you are still admired and respectfully remembered in the hearts and minds of so many. My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this anniversary of your EOW. You will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

March 22, 2010

I was Paul's field supervisor, just a few month before he was killed. We had worked in the West End of Beaumont. He had changed job assignment after that.
I heard about Paul getting killed on the TV. I immediately went to the Police Dept. to see if I could help
Paul was a great guy and a wonderful family man.

Retired Sgt Robert (RJ) Smith
Beaumont Police Department

November 29, 2009

The wicked flee where no man pursueth, but the righteous are bold as a lion.
Proverbs 28:1

You are not forgotten, especially on this the anniversery of your death.

Friend of Off. Kris Fairbanks RIP 9-20-08

K.L.

March 22, 2009

Sir,
I did not have the priviledge of knowing you that well, but I knew officer Goudeau and his family well. He often spoke of you in high regards. I know you and him are partners again on God's force. I guess heaven needed some great men. Thank you for your service sir.

anonymous
friend

March 7, 2009

On the 20th anniversary of your death, you are remembered. God be with you and your family on this day.


Mesquite, TX Police

March 22, 2008

Today on the 20th anniverary of your death, we pause and remember you and the loved ones you left behind.
Rest in peace Sir, you are not forgotten.
Chief John Roelandts (retired)
Deborah Roelandts (911 retired)
Oconomowoc Wisconsin

Chief John Roelandts (retired)
Town of Oconomowoc

March 22, 2008

YOU ARE REMEMBERED TODAY AND THANK YOU SIR FOR YOUR SERVICE AND DEDICATION, YOU ARE A HERO JUST BY THE PROFESSION YOU CHOSE.

Van Den Berghe
MANCHESTER, NH

February 22, 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

January 31, 2008

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