Patrol Officer William Robert Stout

Patrol Officer William Robert Stout

Terrell Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Thursday, June 5, 1980

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William Robert Stout

Officer William Stout was shot and killed with his own service weapon after being assaulted while investigating a noise complaint at an apartment complex.

When he arrived at the scene, he encountered a group of people outside. One of the men in the group became belligerent and punched Officer Stout, knocking him to the ground.

When Officer Stout fell his gun came out of its holster. The suspect picked up the gun and shot Officer Stout five times. The man fled the scene but later turned himself in. He was convicted of murder and sent to prison. He was paroled in 1991 and again in 2006 after his parole was revoked.


  • Age 28
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Convicted of murder

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I went to the Police Academy named after Officer Stout and graduated in December 1990. I was always interested in hearing his story. God bless you and your family.

Sergeant Angela Willie
DCCCD Police Department

October 30, 2018

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