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 Paul 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 alone as the man came out of the hotel 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 9th, 1997.

Officer Hulsey had served with the Beaumont Police Department for eight years. He was survived by his wife, two daughters, his mother, his father (a former Galveston police chief), and other family members.

Bio

  • Age 30
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .357 caliber
  • Offender Executed in 1997

murder suspect, stolen vehicle

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Until I draw my last breath on earth, I will carry the deep grief of the loss of Patrolman Paul Douglas Hussey. RIP

Patrolman Richmond Rankin (Retired)
Elyria Police Department,Ohio

August 13, 2020

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