Police Officer Felix Underwood

Police Officer Felix Underwood

Birmingham Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch Sunday, October 7, 1973

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Felix Underwood

Officer Felix Underwood was shot and killed at the scene of a traffic accident. While attempting to investigate the traffic accident a emotionally disturbed person jumped in his car and shot him.

It was later discovered that the shooter had committed a murder prior to killing Officer Underwood. The shooter was remanded to a mental institution for 10 years.

Officer Underwood had previously served with the United States Navy and was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Not available
  • Offender Sentenced to 10 years in a mental instit

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Officer Underwood,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Navy during World War II. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Fair Winds And Following Seas

United States Border Patrol

October 7, 2023

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