Police Officer James F. Kilty

Police Officer James F. Kilty

Houston Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Thursday, April 8, 1976

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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How surprised & sadden to her of Jim's passing, especafter all these years. I always wondered what happened to him after we lost touch. Jim & I dated for almost a year back in 1969/70. He was a great person & was so proud to be a "PIG"!

Shirley Bland Gower

April 14, 2017

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