Captain Thomas Doyle Ray, Jr.

Captain Thomas Doyle Ray, Jr.

Orange County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Sunday, October 23, 2016

Thomas Doyle Ray, Jr.

Captain Thomas Ray suffered a fatal heart attack following a foot pursuit in the Vidor area of the county.

He and another officer were investigating a recent string of burglaries in the area when they became involved in a foot pursuit with a suspect. After the subject was taken into custody Captain Ray began experiencing chest pain. The symptoms persisted after he went home. He was transported to a hospital on the morning of October 23rd, 2016, where he died several hours later.

Captain Ray had served with the Orange County Sheriff's Office for 21 years. He is survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 46
  • Tour 21 years
  • Badge 803

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack
  • Incident Date Friday, October 21, 2016

burglary, foot pursuit

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John 5:28, 29 - "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out". I pray that everyone can find peace in knowing that we will see this officer as well as many others again in Paradise soon. Until then, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

August 30, 2018

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