Police Officer Timothy Lowe Hearn

Police Officer Timothy Lowe Hearn

Houston Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Thursday, June 8, 1978

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Timothy Lowe Hearn

Police Officer Timothy Hearn was shot and killed after following up on a tip he and his partner had received about a narcotics suspect who was going to be at a certain restaurant.

When the suspect came out of the restaurant he was placed under arrest. As the officers began to search him he pulled out a .38 caliber handgun and opened fire, killing Officer Hearn and wounding his partner.

The suspect was convicted of capital murder and executed on June 9th, 1986.

Officer Hearn had been with the Houston Police Department for three and a half years and was attached to the Narcotics Division.


  • Age 28
  • Tour 3 years, 6 months
  • Badge 1678

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .38 caliber
  • Offender Executed in 1986

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I met Tim in college and had a cup of coffee with him. We met a few more times in the student union then we parted ways. Years later I met a family member of his I worked with who told me of his on duty death. I was an officer for a different department at the time and recognized his picture on her desk with the draped badge. We discussed TIm as a man and a special person and the impression he made upon me for the few days I knew him.

Rest in Peace Tim
We will take over your watch now. Godspeed.

Officer S.R.
Friend and fellow officer in a police department in another state

March 1, 2024

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