Police Officer Ira D. Raney

Police Officer Ira D. Raney

Houston Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Thursday, August 23, 1917

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Ira D. Raney

Officer Ira Raney, Officer Daniel Patton, Officer Horace Moody, Officer Edward Meinecke, and Officer Rufus Daniels were all shot and killed during race riots which were sparked by the arrest of several black soldiers assigned to Camp Logan. After being harassed by local law enforcement and citizens, a large mob of the soldiers stole rifles and went on a rampage, shooting and killing a total of 16 people throughout the city. Once all of the soldiers were taken into custody 110 of them were court-martialed and 19 of them were executed.

Officer Raney served with the Houston Police Department for less than four years he is survived by his wife, and several children. He is is buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Houston, Harris County, Texas.


  • Age 39
  • Tour 3 years, 11 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender 19 suspects executed

ambush, Riot

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Ira D. Raney is my great grandpa on my mom's side. She now works for HPD as well. Thank you grandpa for what you sacrificed.

Cheyanne Foster

January 26, 2021

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