Corporal Lawrence Rudy Cadena, Sr.

Corporal Lawrence Rudy Cadena, Sr.

Dallas Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Tuesday, December 13, 1988

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Lawrence Rudy Cadena, Sr.

Corporal Lawrence R. Cadena was shot and killed during an undercover narcotics investigation near the intersection of North Fitzhugh Avenue at Capitol Avenue.

As the investigation began, one of the suspects opened Corporal Cadena's car door and shot him in the abdomen, chest, and arms. A gun battle ensued between the shooters and other officers.

One assailant was shot and killed, two others were wounded. One of the wounded was sentenced to death and one to life. The suspect sentenced to death was executed on August 14, 2002.

Corporal Cadena had served with the Dallas Police Department for 17 years. He is survived by three children.


  • Age 43
  • Tour 17 years
  • Badge 3166

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; Tech-9
  • Offender Executed in 2002

undercover, narcotics

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