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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I want to thank all those who supported our family during the great and unexpected loss of my older brother, Dallas Sr Cpl Jamie Givens. There were so many people at the funeral and so many sent condolences in card and message, plus many worldwide attended his service in Plano TX and Washington OK. We were secluded during so many activities and missed other activities; not getting to visit with the people who loved my brother so much! I know Luke his Horse had a lot of attention over the years and begged businesses for apple slices and petting. Both of his horses were special to him. My brother trained me to be a police officer as well, skills in staying alive, and staying alert. To this day, people say they never heard me approach, or where did you come is second nature. He loved his Greek Friends who owned the Char-Bar and we never were able to reach them after his death. There are so many people who loved Jamie as a person and as an officer. Thank you all for your love you gave him. He told us of so many people on both sides of the law and how he tried to help them all; open their eyes; see the light and that there were options and they could turn around and do right. Others he spent time with on motors, traveling, visiting, and even teaching kids a better-way of his own way. We both helped kids play together nicely, soccer, basketball, anything. There were so many attending his funeral from all over the USA, CAN, MEX, and over the pond. We were told in the planning stage, there will not be many people who show up...well they ended up with the largest service ever for one officer killed in the line of duty. Over 5000 inside and many more outside as far as the eye could see. He was respected by the public, by his friends, and for those he called his friends--you know who you are...and there are thousands. Jamie was a Field Training Officer, Mounted Patrol, Motors, SWAT, and probably one of the best public relations person you could meet. Thirty-two years and killed after preparing for retirement with his wife Cindy. Both were to retire in 2018 and made plans for moving and more traveling. Thank you from our entire family. His wife Cindy, Mom Delores, sons, and me--his SweetPea Sister.

Dr. Lourrinda Renee

June 16, 2023

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