Police Officer Calvin Marcus McCullers, Jr.

Police Officer Calvin Marcus McCullers, Jr.

Southern Methodist University Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Calvin Marcus McCullers, Jr.

Police Officer Mark McCullers drowned when his vehicle was washed away in torrential flooding while he was working an off duty assignment at a construction site in Highland Park at approximately 1:30 am.

The construction site was at the intersection of St. John's Street and North Fitzugh Avenue, near the banks of Turtle Creek. A severe thunderstorm had caused the water level in Turtle Creek to suddenly rise and rush down the adjacent roadway. Officer McCuller radioed for assistance when the wall of water struck his car and began to wash it away.

He attempted to exit the vehicle and reach safety, but he was also caught in the flood waters and is presumed drowned. On August 24th, 2016, other members of the SMU Police Department located Officer McCullers' body along the banks of the Trinity River three miles from where his vehicle was swept away.

Officer McCullers was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and had served with the Southern Methodist University Police Department for 17 months. He is survived by his wife and six children.

Bio

  • Age 45
  • Tour 1 year, 5 months
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Drowned

off duty

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Your father was my uncle. I never met you. But reading this story made me want to Thank you for your service while in the military and while on duty as a policeman. My son is a deputy sheriff in Georgia. All law enforcement are my heros. On reflection I wish I had known you. Your father was my mother's brother. May you rest in peace, the same as your father.

Faye Richardson Milton
Mother of an officer still on duty

April 18, 2018

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