Officer Paul Douglas Hulsey, Jr.

Officer Paul Douglas Hulsey, Jr.

Beaumont Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Tuesday, March 22, 1988

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Paul Douglas Hulsey, Jr.

Officer Hulsey was shot and killed while investigating a Chevrolet Corvette with stolen plates. He had spotted the vehicle in a hotel parking lot and learned that it was stolen after running its tags. He requested backup after learning which room the suspect was in from the hotel manager. His backup officer was sent to another call involving a pedestrian fatality so Officer Hulsey approached the suspect as he came out of his room.

A violent struggle ensued and the suspect was able to retrieve a gun from the room and fatally shoot Officer Hulsey. Officer Hulsey had no idea that the suspect was wanted in Florida for killing a 14-year-old girl and in Indiana for killing a 16-year-old girl and robbing a bank. The suspect was later apprehended and subsequently received death sentences in Florida, Indiana, and Texas for the murder of at least four other victims. He was executed on December 9, 1997.

Officer Hulsey had been with the agency for eight years. He was survived by his wife, two daughters, his mother, his father (a former Galveston Police Chief), and other family members.


  • Age 30
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Executed in 1997

murder suspect, stolen vehicle

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Another year has past and your memory lives in us. I am struggling to find the right words to put here and all that I can say is you and your family have been in our thoughts and prayers over these decades. Rest in peace brother.

Guy Genovese
Port Arthur Police (181) 1983 - 1990

March 24, 2020

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