Officer Douglas Eric Drye

Officer Douglas Eric Drye

Norfolk Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch Saturday, April 14, 1984

Add to My Heroes

Douglas Eric Drye

Officer Douglas Drye was shot and killed by a sniper while responding to a shots fired call at 1065 Green Street at 12:15 pm.

When he and another officer arrived they discovered a woman who had been shot inside of a car parked in front of a home. As they tried to render aide to the woman a man inside of the home shot Officer Drye with an M-1 rifle. The other officer and two citizens pulled Officer Drye across the street behind cover but he succumbed to his wounds before he could be taken to a hospital.

The subject was shot and killed during an ensuing standoff.

Officer Drye was survived by his wife and parents.

Bio

  • Age 26
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle; M-1
  • Offender Shot and killed

ambush, shots fired call, sniper

Most Recent Reflection

View all 26 Reflections

My 25th birthday. Rest in peace Officer Drye.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

August 6, 2020

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.