Patrolman Jeffery Dean Ginn

Patrolman Jeffery Dean Ginn

Pasadena Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Wednesday, July 10, 1991

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Jeffery Dean Ginn

Officer Jeffery Ginn was shot and killed after he responded to a disturbance call. The gunman, a former mental patient, then held a woman hostage for nearly 20 hours before committing suicide. Officer Ginn was investigating a fire in the backyard of a residence, unknown to him that the resident was a mental patient. The suspect had made threats to the police department several times. As Officer Ginn approached the backyard with his gun drawn, the suspect saw him and opened fire.

Officer Ginn returned fire and ran across the street to take cover behind a tree. He was shot in the knee with a M-1 carbine and fell in the street. He managed to take cover behind a tree and call for help. The suspect then walked up to Officer Ginn and shot him point blank, once in the head and once in the chest.

Officer Ginn had served with the department for eight years. He was survived by his wife, two children, and parents.

Bio

  • Age 29
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge 86

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle; M-1
  • Offender Committed suicide

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Jillian Ginn - thank you to you and your family for sharing your daddy with our profession. As we honor his service and sacrifice, you remind all of us of the sacrifice his family has made as well. I know words can be so inadequate in healing the pain of your loss, but please know you are not alone in feeling the void left by the loss of your daddy and the example he set in the service to his community is a standard each officer in this country strives to maintain on each tour of duty. Thank you again for sharing him with us.

North Carolina Officer

July 10, 2019

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