Deputy Sheriff Frank D. Howell

Deputy Sheriff Frank D. Howell

Tarrant County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Monday, November 3, 1986

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Frank D. Howell

Deputy Sheriff Frank Howell was shot and killed while investigating a suspicious vehicle parked in a lot at 400 W. Felix Street.

The suspect began to resist arrest and was able to gain control of Deputy Howell's service weapon. Deputy Howell was shot as he attempted to call for backup.

The suspect was arrested in 1996 by Mexican federal law enforcement officers. He was tried and convicted of the murder in a Mexican court and sentenced to 30 years in a Mexican prison.

Deputy Howell had served with the Tarrant County Sheriff's Office for 15 years.


  • Age 38
  • Tour 15 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to 30 years

suspicious vehicle

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I worked with Frank when he was a police officer at Forest Hill Police Dept.
and I was a dispatcher there. Working with him was a joy. He was always full of energy and had the best sense of humor of anyone I knew. We became great friends and shared lots of opinions and family stories. I was so very saddened to know someone stole this gift of his life, from us all. He was unique, a fine police officer, and loved his family above all else. He left an everlasting, sweet memory and I was blessed to call him my friend.

Donna Langford Ritchie
past Forest Hill Police dispatcher

November 27, 2017

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