Officer Roger Charles Hobden

Officer Roger Charles Hobden

Duncanville Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Monday, December 3, 1979

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Roger Charles Hobden

Officer Hobden and Sergeant Michael Poe were killed when their patrol car was struck head-on by a vehicle fleeing Dallas police officers. Sergeant Poe and Officer Hobden were en route to assist the Dallas officers and were driving eastbound on East Wheatland Road when the suspect's car, travelling at an estimated 100 mph without headlights on, struck their patrol car head-on. The vehicles exploded upon impact and both officers were killed instantly.

Officer Hobden had only been with the agency for two weeks.


  • Age 22
  • Tour 2 weeks
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Not available

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Wow I was a teenager when this TRAGEDY HAPPENED. We knew something terrible happened when we heard all the sirens from our house on Lou Ave. I knew Mr. Poe and Mr. Hobden were good officers and great men. I learned from that horrible night what if meant to give a life to protect others. They were and are and ALWAYS WILL BE REMEMBERED AS HERO'S. Thank you for your service and Thank you to your families for giving us the best of your lives. I am so very sorry for all the pain you have had to live with. REST IN PEACE TO 2 OF THE GREAT ONES...

Marcy Duncan Warren
Citizen of Duncanville for 25 years.

July 5, 2017

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