Lieutenant Jeffery Lee Springer

Lieutenant Jeffery Lee Springer

Waxahachie Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Saturday, August 7, 1999

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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Lt. Springer,
On today, the 18th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Waxahatchie. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

August 7, 2017

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