Special Agent Douglas Merrell Price

Special Agent Douglas Merrell Price

United States Department of Justice - Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Government

End of Watch Thursday, April 25, 1968

Add to My Heroes

Douglas Merrell Price

Special Agent Douglas M. Price was shot and killed near San Antonio, Texas, during an FBI operation to apprehend Bureau fugitive David Rice Chubb, 27, who was sought for a murder and car theft in California. Chubb had escaped from the Bexar County courthouse in San Antonio on February 21. Special Agent Price was taking weapons to agents already positioned in an area where Chubb was believed to be hiding. A search began when Special Agent Price failed to respond to radio transmissions. His abandoned Bureau car was found with a bullet hole in the door, and Special Agent Price’s body was located in brush 35 feet from his car. He had been shot five times. Chubb drove to a nearby parking lot, where he committed suicide.

Price had joined the FBI on March 13, 1967 and was assigned to San Antonio three months earlier. He was survived by his wife and a small child. He was buried in the Paris Cemetery in Paris, Idaho.


  • Age 27
  • Tour 11 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Texas
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Committed suicide

Most Recent Reflection

View all 13 Reflections

Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

April 25, 2021

Want even more control of your Reflection? Create a free ODMP account now for these benefits:

  • Quick access to your heroes
  • Reflections published quicker
  • Save a Reflection signature
  • View, edit or delete any Reflection you've left in the past

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now.