Senior Corporal Earl James "Jamie" Givens, III

Senior Corporal Earl James "Jamie" Givens, III

Dallas Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Saturday, July 21, 2018

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Earl James "Jamie" Givens, III

Senior Corporal Jamie Givens was struck and killed by a drunk driver while conducting a funeral escort for another Dallas police officer at approximately 5:30 am.

Motor officers were escorting the procession along I-20 to a location in East Texas. Corporal Givens stopped to block traffic entering the highway at Bonnie View Road. He was stationary on his motorcycle, with its emergency lights activated, when he was struck by a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed.

He was transported to Baylor Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The driver who struck him was arrested and charged with DUI. He was sentenced to ten years for intoxication manslaughter of a peace officer as part of a plea deal.

Corporal Givens had served with the Dallas Police Department for 32 years. He is survived by his sons, mother, and sister.


  • Age 55
  • Tour 32 years
  • Badge 5484

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Ten years in prison

drunk driver, funeral escort

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Hard to believe its been four years since Dean called that horrible day, and told me you were gone. Just wanted tell you, your not forgotten and your spirit lives on brother. As a matter of fact, just the other day, I was telling some guys at my new department a funny story about you. Until we meet again in the Halls of Valhalla.

Brian Shrier
Spokane PD

July 21, 2022

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