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 at 10 p.m. 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.

He is survived by his wife, son, and two daughters.


  • Age 35
  • Tour 9 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

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

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Patrolman Locker,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Texas. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy:


United States Border Patrol

November 9, 2019

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