Officer Jeffrey Howard McCoy

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Officer Jeffrey Howard McCoy

Abilene Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Tuesday, June 5, 2007

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Jeffrey Howard McCoy

Officer Jeff McCoy was killed when his patrol car was struck by a drunk driver at 3:40 a.m.

While driving east on South 14th Street, an oncoming car crossed into his lane and crashed into the driver's side of his patrol car. The impact shoved the patrol car into a utility pole, killing Officer McCoy.

The driver of the other vehicle was taken to Hendrick Medical Center for treatment of his injuries. He was later charged and convicted of intoxicated manslaughter and sentenced to 20 years in prison.

Officer McCoy was a member of the Abilene Police Department for 18 years. He is survived by his wife, two-year-old daughter, parents, and brother.

Bio

  • Age 40
  • Tour 18 years
  • Badge 253

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Sentenced to 20 years

DUI, routine driving

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About 6 weeks before your father died, he was the responding officer to my 911 call at about 1:30 am. I was a widow living alone and someone was ringing my doorbell. I was terrified. You can’t imagine my relief when I saw the flashing lights on his car. His backup soon arrived and they made sure the person was gone. Officer McCoy came to the door and kindly reassured me that whoever was there fled. I was safe thanks to him. I distinctly read McCoy on his badge. It was your dad. I am thankful for him protecting me.

Alice H
Former citizen of Abilene

June 13, 2024

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