Patrolman Bill J. Mahoney

Patrolman Bill J. Mahoney

Texas Department of Public Safety - Texas Highway Patrol, Texas

End of Watch Monday, April 18, 1949

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Bill J. Mahoney

Patrolman Bill Mahoney and Patrolman Louis Dickson were killed in an automobile accident while responding to the report of a fatal automobile accident. While traveling in their marked patrol car another vehicle pulled in front of them, clipping the patrol car and throwing it into the part of a fully loaded wheat truck.

Patrolman Dickson was killed instantly and Patrolman Mahoney died six hours later of his injuries . The driver of the vehicle that forced the patrol car into the path of the truck was arrested and charged with failure to stop and failure to render aid.

Patrolman Louis had been with the Texas Highway Patrol for one year. He was survived by his was and young daughter.


  • Age 24
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash
  • Incident Date Sunday, April 17, 1949

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Dear Dad,

It is almost Memorial Day, 2018. I just ordered red, white and blue flowers for your gravesite in Austin. You are remembered and loved.

It is such a regret of mine that you were taken so soon from this world. You would have so much fun with and would be so proud of your 2 grandsons and 5 great-grandchildren! Every day, in every way, they grow into finer and finer people.

Strange as it may seem, my husband and I will retire next March and will move back to Texas, which we had to leave when I was just 3 1/2. Life IS a circle! We want to be closer to our children and grandchildren, so Texas it will be!

I started life in Texas and, after wandering around the world and living far from Texas for most of my life, it looks like I will complete my life circle there, too, not all that far from where you rest.

Rest in peace.

Gloria Buczek

May 24, 2018

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