Officer Duain S. Cross

Officer Duain S. Cross

Paris Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Tuesday, July 20, 1920

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Duain S. Cross

Officer Cross was shot and killed by a mentally ill man who had just shot and killed a man. When Officer Cross and his partner arrived at the scene the suspect shot Officer Cross with a shotgun. Officer Cross's partner shot and killed the suspect. Officer Cross was taken to the hospital where he died the next day from his wounds.
Officer Cross was a World War I veteran and was survived by his wife.


  • Age 43
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Monday, July 19, 1920
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Shot and killed by officers

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On this 100th anniversary of your untimely departure we say thank you for your service, both military and police, and please know that no passage of time will ever erase your sacrifice and heroism. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

July 20, 2020

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