Police Officer Fred Maddox, Jr.

Police Officer Fred Maddox, Jr.

Houston Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Wednesday, February 24, 1954

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Fred Maddox, Jr.

Officer Fred Maddox was shot and killed while coming to the aid of another officer who was involved in a shootout. The other officer had responded to a robbery call on Laura Koppe Street. As the officer investigated the shooting he learned that the suspect was at a nearby location attempting to hail a cab. When the officer approached, the man opened fire on the officer.

Officer Maddox and his partner were driving a police wagon nearby and heard the shots. They stopped to investigate and were immediately fired upon by the suspect and Officer Maddox was shot in the head. The suspect was sentenced to death for Officer Maddox's murder and executed on January 4, 1956.

Officer Maddox had served with the agency for 3.5 years. He was survived by his expectant wife and daughter.


  • Age 29
  • Tour 3 years, 6 months
  • Badge 1012

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .38 caliber
  • Offender Executed in 1956

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Heroes live forever, Officer Maddox, and we will never forget. Thank you for the sacrifice you made for the citizens of Houston and the great State of Texas.

Greater Houston C.O.P.S.

February 24, 2013

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