Sergeant Michael O. Poe

Sergeant Michael O. Poe

Duncanville Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Monday, December 3, 1979

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Michael O. Poe

Sergeant Poe and Officer Roger Hobden were killed when their patrol car was struck head-on by a vehicle fleeing Dallas police officers. Sergeant Poe and Officer Hobden were en route to assist the Dallas officers and were driving eastbound on East Wheatland Road when the suspect's car, travelling at an estimated 100 mph without headlights on, struck their patrol car head-on. The vehicles exploded upon impact and both officers were killed instantly.

Sergeant Poe had been with the agency for 3 years.

Bio

  • Age 30
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Not available

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Sgt. Poe,
On today, the 40th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Duncanville. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

December 3, 2019

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