Officer James L. Dowdy

Officer James L. Dowdy

Fort Worth Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Sunday, June 17, 1956

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James L. Dowdy

Officer James Dowdy was killed when a meat company truck struck his motorcycle while chasing drag racers on Father's Day.

Officer Dowdy had been with the agency for 8 months. He was survived by his wife and 3-year-old son.


  • Age 24
  • Tour 8 months
  • Badge 476

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Not available

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Rest in Peace Officer James L. Dowdy. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice protecting the citizens of Fort Worth, Texas.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends and Co-Workers.


Senior Special Agent B.L. Sherwood (Ret)
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, TX

June 15, 2016

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