Officer Andrew J. Grimes

Officer Andrew J. Grimes

Fort Worth Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Monday, May 12, 1902

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Andrew J. Grimes

Officer Andrew Grimes was shot and killed by a hack driver in front of the Texas and Pacific Railroad Station.

Officer Grimes was attempting to get the hack driver to comply with a city ordinance on where hacks could stand at the passenger station. Words were exchanged and the man pulled out a .45 caliber handgun and exchanged shots with Officer Grimes, who was struck once in the abdomen.

The suspect was not wounded and was apprehended by other officers. He was subsequently sentenced to two years in jail.

Officer Grimes had served with the agency for two years and was survived by his son. He is buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Fort Worth, Texas.


  • Age 39
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge 13

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .45 caliber
  • Offender Sentenced to 2 years

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Officer Grimes,
On today, the 120th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Fort Worth. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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May 12, 2022

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