Police Officer Floyd T. DeLoach, Jr.

Police Officer Floyd T. DeLoach, Jr.

Houston Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Wednesday, June 30, 1965

Floyd T. DeLoach, Jr.

Officer DeLoach was shot and killed while working a uniformed security assignment at a local bowling alley. He was questioning a man wanted on armed robbery charges when the man shot him six times. The suspect's identification was found at the scene of the murder. Officer DeLoach was transported to Heights Hospital where he succumbed to his wounds.

The 22-year-old suspect was convicted of murder with malice and sentenced to life.

Officer DeLoach had been with the agency for five years and was survived by his wife, two children, parents, and sister.


  • Age 28
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to life

Most Recent Reflection

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I had two heroes in my life, my father was a hero to me and my sister and our mother - We recently buried my mom next to our father so the high school sweethearts are together again. We want to thank the retired and active police officers who came out and helped carry our mother to her final resting place next to our father. We are and will remain family in blue, in the brotherhood and in life eternal.

Thank you gentlemen, we are forever grateful

TL DeLoach

August 8, 2018

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