Ranger Bobby Paul Doherty

Ranger Bobby Paul Doherty

Texas Department of Public Safety - Texas Rangers, Texas

End of Watch Tuesday, February 21, 1978

Add to My Heroes

Bobby Paul Doherty

Ranger Bobby Doherty was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a narcotics suspect in Argyle, Texas.

As Ranger Doherty kicked in the door he was shot in the head and fatally wounded.

The man who shot him was apprehended and sentenced to life. He was released on parole on May 25th, 2004.

Ranger Doherty had served with the Texas Department of Public Safety for 20 years and had served as a Texas Ranger for 18 months. He was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 41
  • Tour 20 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Monday, February 20, 1978
  • Weapon Handgun; .38 caliber
  • Offender Paroled in 2004

narcotics, warrant service

Most Recent Reflection

View all 18 Reflections

We are all better as a nation because guys like you existed. Thank you sir. Rest in the arms of our lord. You'll never be forgotten.

Fellow citizen

February 21, 2022

Want even more control of your Reflection? Create a free ODMP account now for these benefits:

  • Quick access to your heroes
  • Reflections published quicker
  • Save a Reflection signature
  • View, edit or delete any Reflection you've left in the past

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now.