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.

Bio

  • 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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Travis was my Dad’s cousin. I was only 12 years old when this happened. I believe I heard after this incident that the law enforcement murders were made a capital offense? RIP Travis.

Paula (Wellborn) Manohar
Second cousin

January 12, 2021

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