Correctional Officer Dalton B. Cawthray

Correctional Officer Dalton B. Cawthray

Texas Department of Criminal Justice - Correctional Institutions Division, Texas

End of Watch Thursday, January 5, 1984

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Dalton B. Cawthray

Correctional Officer Dalton Cawthray was accidentally shot and killed while cleaning guns in the jail armory.

One of the guns was loaded and discharged, striking him in the chest. He was assigned to the Clemens Unit.

Officer Cawthray was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Vietnam War. He was survived by his wife, two sons, two daughters and mother.


  • Age 45
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Inadvertent)

accidental discharge

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Rest In Peace Brother LEO. You are not forgotten.

Officer Mike Robinson, (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

January 5, 2018

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