Police Officer Marion Edward Palmer, Sr.

Police Officer Marion Edward Palmer, Sr.

Houston Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Thursday, March 24, 1938

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Marion Edward Palmer, Sr.

Police Officer Marion Palmer was shot and killed when he and his partner responded to a domestic disturbance in which a crazed man had locked his wife out of the apartment and then turned on the gas inside of the apartment.

Officer Palmer walked to the garage apartment at 1512 Heights Boulevard to make sure the suspect would not escape and his partner turned off the gas from an outside source. As Officer Palmer was watching the back window he was shot by the suspect, who then committed suicide.

Officer Palmer was a U.S. Army veteran of WWI and had served with the Houston Police Department for eight years.


  • Age 47
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Committed suicide


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

Greater Houston C.O.P.S.

March 24, 2013

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