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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Officer Palmer,
Sir, 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 with the U.S. Army during World War I.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol(Retired)

April 25, 2024

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