Officer William McDuff

Officer William McDuff

Dallas Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Friday, December 25, 1896

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William McDuff

Officer William McDuff was shot and killed after two youths he had arrested earlier in the week came to his home. The two were outside yelling at him. When he came outside to tell them to stop yelling they shot him with a shotgun, killing him. The suspects were sentenced to 10 and 15 years.

Officer McDuff was the first black officer with the Dallas Police Department to be killed in the line of duty. He had been with the agency for two months.


  • Age 63
  • Tour 2 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Sentenced to jail

off duty, retaliation

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Rest in Peace Sir. You are a part of our history here at the Dallas Police Department. We're working diligently to find more information about you. Thank you for your service Sir. God Bless!

Sergeant Jacqueline Lee
Dallas Police Department

December 20, 2017

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