Officer James L. Dowdy, Jr.

Officer James L. Dowdy, Jr.

Fort Worth Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Sunday, June 17, 1956

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James L. Dowdy, Jr.

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

The collision occurred on North Main Street near 23rd Street.

Officer Dowdy had served with the Fort Worth Police Department for eight 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

motorcycle crash, vehicle pursuit

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Rest in peace Officer Dowdy.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

February 21, 2020

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