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Officer Gary Dwaine Harl | Arlington Police Department, Texas Arlington Police Department, Texas


Gary Dwaine Harl

Arlington Police Department, Texas

End of Watch: Wednesday, July 16, 1975

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 31

Tour: 2 years

Badge # 0256

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Committed suicide

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Officer Gary Harl was shot and killed after stopping a man driving a stolen motorcycle. Officer Harl requested a backup. When his backup officer arrived, Officer Harl's body was found slumped in the front seat of his patrol car.

The suspect committed suicide the following morning when he was surrounded by officers.

Officer Harl had served with the agency for two years. He was survived by his wife.

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Rest in Peace Officer Gary Dwayne Harl. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice Protecting the citizens of Arlington, Texas.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends and Co-Workers. I also Pray that the hounds of hell forever gnaw on the soul of your murderer.


Senior Special Agent B.L. Sherwood (Ret)
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, TX
July 17, 2016


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