Patrol Officer Elmer Huddleston

Patrol Officer Elmer Huddleston

Waco Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Tuesday, July 2, 1940

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Elmer Huddleston

Officer Huddleston was shot and killed when he and another officer stopped a vehicle at the intersection of South Third Street and La Salle Avenue. Officer Huddleston told the three occupants to get out of the car but one of the men grabbed a gun. He exchanged shots with Officer Huddleston and both men were fatally wounded. Officer Huddleston's partner also returned fire and the two other occupants were also wounded. Officer Huddleston was taken to a local hospital where he succumbed to his wounds.

Officer Huddleston had been with the agency for five years.


  • Age 40
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Officer Huddleston,
On today, the 80th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Waco. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

July 3, 2020

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