Police Officer Rufus H. Daniels

Police Officer Rufus H. Daniels

Houston Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Thursday, August 23, 1917

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Rufus H. Daniels

Officer Rufus Daniels Officer Ira Raney, Officer Daniel Patton, Officer Horace Moody, and Officer Edward Meinecke were all shot and killed during race riots which were sparked by the arrest of several black soldiers assigned to Camp Logan. After being harassed by local law enforcement and citizens a large mob of the soldiers stole rifles and went on a rampage, shooting and killing a total of 16 people throughout the city. Once all of the soldiers were taken into custody 110 of them were court-martialed and 19 of them were executed.

Officer Daniels served with the Houston Police Department for six years and was survived by his wife and two small children.


  • Age 56
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender 19 suspects executed


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Rest in peace Officer Daniels.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

February 6, 2022

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