Patrolman Travis Raburn Locker

Patrolman Travis Raburn Locker

Texas Department of Public Safety - Texas Highway Patrol, Texas

End of Watch Sunday, November 9, 1969

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Travis Raburn Locker

Patrolman Locker was shot and killed after he stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation on U.S. 77 north of Waxahachie. The car, occupied by three teenagers and two soldiers, had been stolen in Dallas. When Patrolman Locker discovered a bag of beer, the three teenagers jumped him, took his revolver and shot him. The soldiers, who were hitchhiking and had been given a ride, tried to help Patrolman Locker but were held back at gunpoint. The three fled but crashed their car into a retaining wall seconds later. One was captured at the scene and the other two surrendered to authorities a week later.

One suspect was convicted of murder with malice and sentenced to 25 years. Another was sentenced to five years. The third suspect was tried as a juvenile and received no sentence.

Patrolman Locker had been with the agency for nine years and was stationed at Waxahachie.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour 9 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to 25 years

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I will never forget the night Aunt Alice called to tell my Dad that his brother had been shot, but she said he was going to be alright. When she went back to check on him he had died. Uncle Travis was a fun loving man. He has been missed so much. Now my Grandparents and all their Children are together again I pray. Miss you and love you all.

Ellen Locker Tomlinson (niece)
Garland, Texas

November 19, 2017

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