Police Officer Dawn Suzanne Erickson

Police Officer Dawn Suzanne Erickson

Houston Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Sunday, December 24, 1995

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Dawn Suzanne Erickson

Officer Erickson was struck by a vehicle and killed while directing traffic at a local church's Christmas service. The driver of the vehicle was never charged as a result of her death.

Officer Erickson had served with the Houston Police Department for 18 months and was assigned to the South Central Patrol Division. She is survived by her parents, brother, and two sisters.


  • Age 22
  • Tour 1 year, 6 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle

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Feelings of admiration are mutual. Bravery and honesty are a derivative of integrity and dignity. Your fights over violence, Officer Cook, helped Dade County to overcome adversity and it will be forever tragic your life was ended by a callous and senseless man who looked to destroy society. Your humble resolve and actions factored into why our community, yours too, Officer Cook, is a little bit safer though less since your humane and heroic actions of devotion and reliability. Conviction, commitment to morals and scruples and your outstanding character helped to somewhat diffuse a dynamically perilous situation. A Godsend who brought assurance and hope to humanity what was enriched by your undying deeds of civility. Rest in peace my neighbor, friend and hero.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

July 4, 2019

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