Police Officer Lucas Ervin Whatley

Police Officer Lucas Ervin Whatley

Hawkins Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Monday, July 20, 1959

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Lucas Ervin Whatley

Officer Whatley was struck and killed by a vehicle while conducting a traffic stop on Highway 80. Another vehicle veered onto the wrong side of the road and struck Officer Whatley and the driver he had stopped, killing them both. The driver of the vehicle was charged with negligent homicide.

Officer Whatley had been with the agency for five years and was survived by his wife.


  • Age 59
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle

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Thank you for service and please know that your sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

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

July 20, 2020

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