Lieutenant Jeffery Lee Springer

Lieutenant Jeffery Lee Springer

Waxahachie Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Saturday, August 7, 1999

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Jeffery Lee Springer

Lieutenant Jeffery Springer suffered a fatal pulmonary embolism shortly after being involved in a foot pursuit in which he was assaulted.

Lieutenant Springer caught the suspect and was assaulted as he held him down waiting for backup officers. After the incident he felt ill and was taken to the emergency room where he suffered a heart attack.

Lieutenant Springer had served in law enforcement for 23 years. He is survived by his wife two children.

Bio

  • Age 42
  • Tour 23 years
  • Badge 108

Incident Details

  • Cause Duty related illness
  • Weapon Person
  • Offender Not available

foot pursuit

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Thank you for your service and rest in peace always knowing that your sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

August 7, 2020

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