Police Officer James F. Kilty

Police Officer James F. Kilty

Houston Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Thursday, April 8, 1976

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James F. Kilty

Officer Kilty was shot and killed while attempting to serve a warrant with other members of the narcotics division. They were serving the warrant to an employee at a local hotel when the man approached and opened fire, striking Officer Kilty. Other officers returned fire, killing the suspect. Officer Kilty was transported to Ben Taub Hospital where here succumbed to his wounds a short time later.

Officer Kilty had been with the agency for 13 years and was survived by his parents, sister, and three brothers.


  • Age 35
  • Tour 13 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Another year has passed and you are still admired and missed .
You left us all with so many wonderful memories. I will cherish them forever. I admired all those wonderful qualities that made him the special person that he was. His wit,charm and caring heart made him a great friend. His passing is still a terrible tragedy for all of us who knew and loved him. I will cherish his memory for years to come.
Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. God bless you.

Linda Guercio Crump

Linda Guercio Crump

April 12, 2019

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