Police Officer Jerry Lawrence Riley

Police Officer Jerry Lawrence Riley

Houston Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Tuesday, June 18, 1974

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Jerry Lawrence Riley

Police Officer Jerry Riley succumbed to injuries sustained several days earlier when his patrol car collided with a tractor-trailer.

He was responding to an emergency call when the semi pulled out in front of him on Galveston Road, near Park Terrace.

Officer Riley had served with the Houston Police Department for four years. He was survived by his wife, daughter, parents, and sister.


  • Age 24
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge 1516

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

emergency response

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Dear Dad, on this 45th anniversary of your death I want you to know that you are still in my thoughts everyday. Today in my town they lost their first police officer in the towns history. When I read the news I know you were with me. Even though I never got to know you I have always been so proud of you. Thank you for all your guidance from heaven. If it wasn’t for you I would not be who I am today.


June 18, 2020

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