Deputy Sheriff Jimmie Howard McKay, Sr.

Deputy Sheriff Jimmie Howard McKay, Sr.

Harris County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Friday, March 22, 1974

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Jimmie Howard McKay, Sr.

Deputy Jimmie McKay and his wife, 43, were shot and killed after he stopped a vehicle on Hayes Road in Houston.

Deputy McKay's personal vehicle was equipped with emergency lights and a sheriff's department radio. Two motorists found Deputy McKay's body on the side of the road and his wife's body in the front seat of the patrol car. Both had been shot and killed.

The couple had three children 17, 18, and 20.

In 2000 the suspect was sentenced to 40 years in prison.


  • Age 43
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to 40 years

traffic stop

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Thank you for everything you have done. We will be forever grateful. May you and your wife rest in peace.


August 21, 2022

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