Chief of Police Alvis F. "Tuffy" Maddox

Chief of Police Alvis F. "Tuffy" Maddox

Childress Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Sunday, June 22, 1980

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Alvis F. "Tuffy" Maddox

Chief of Police Alvis Maddox succumbed to injuries sustained two months earlier when his patrol car collided with a lumber truck on Highway 287.

He was transported to a hospital in Amarillo and later died of his injuries.

Chief Maddox had served in law enforcement for 44 years and had been elected police chief of Childress 11 times. He was survived by his wife and son.


  • Age 70
  • Tour 44 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash
  • Incident Date Tuesday, April 15, 1980

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We vacationed with Tuffy in Red River NM, probably early 70’s. His grandson and I went fishing, it started to pour down. We went under a bridge and continued to fish. When the rain stopped we got out and started walking back to the cabins. We hadn’t got 50 feet when an officer pulled up. Turns out the whole department had been looking for us for hours. They did give us a ride back.
We were smart enough to get out of the rain.

Kevin Hansen

July 29, 2021

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