Sergeant Lance Allen "Lou" McLean

Sergeant Lance Allen "Lou" McLean

Hood County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Saturday, June 29, 2013

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Lance Allen "Lou" McLean

Sergeant Lance McLean succumbed to a gunshot sustained the previous day while responding to a disturbance call in the Oak Trail Shores community near Lake Granbury.

A subject who was awaiting trial for sexually assaulting a juvenile female had shown up at the girl's home. The subject was known to officers because of a previous criminal trespass warning at the location.

Sergeant McLean was the first officer to arrive at the location. The man opened fire on him, striking him in the head. The man then fled in a van and proceeded to the Granbury City Hall. As other deputies and officers attempted to stop him, he walked toward them and opened fire with a semi-automatic rifle, wounding one Granbury officer before being shot and killed.

Sergeant McLean was flown to a local hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries the following morning.

Sergeant McLean served with the Hood County Sheriff's Office for five years and four years with the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office. He is survived by his wife, two special-needs children, mother, brother, and grandfather.


  • Age 38
  • Tour 9 years
  • Badge 129

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Friday, June 28, 2013
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

assault, disturbance, sex offense

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Lance was my friend and brother in arms, and I miss him. I miss that big goofy smile he ALWAYS had on his face. I could never be in a bad mood when I was around Lance, his smile was too infectious. I miss my brother.......

Chief James Yarbrough
Lindsay Police Department (Formerly Hood County S.O.)

August 17, 2022

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