Lieutenant Edward Lee Worrell

Lieutenant Edward Lee Worrell

Texarkana Police Department, Arkansas

End of Watch Thursday, February 3, 1977

Edward Lee Worrell

Lieutenant Worrell was shot and killed when he and another officer arrived on the scene of a burglary in progress at a store on North Stateline Avenue. As the officers exited their vehicle they were ambushed by a juvenile suspect with a rifle who was standing watch in the parking lot while his two accomplices robbed the store. Both officers were struck by gunfire and Lieutenant Worrell was fatally wounded. All three suspects were apprehended.

The shooter was sentenced to life in prison but the two accomplices were sentenced to only 9 years. The shooter has been denied parole three times since the murder and was up for parole for a fourth time in November 2004.

Lieutenant Worrell was survived by his expectant wife and two sons. His daughter was born the following September.


  • Age 28
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 112

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle; .30-.30
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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RIP LT. Very sad to read the circumstances of your passing.

Captain P. M. Larkin
Galveston County Pct. 1

April 3, 2018

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