Police Officer Donald Wayne Swearingin

Police Officer Donald Wayne Swearingin

Coppell Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Tuesday, December 12, 1972

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Donald Wayne Swearingin

Police Officer Donald Swearingin was killed in an automobile accident while pursuing a speeding vehicle on Denton Tap Road, just north of Beltline Road.

His patrol car went out of control and struck a tree.

Officer Swearingin had served with the Coppell Police Department for two years. He was survived by his parents and brother.


  • Age 20
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Not available

pursuit, single vehicle crash

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Officer Swearingin,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Coppell. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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December 12, 2022

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