Lieutenant Texas O. Minter

Lieutenant Texas O. Minter

Griffith Police Department, Indiana

End of Watch Friday, December 20, 1963

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Texas O. Minter

Lieutenant Texas Minter was killed as he drove to work on building the town's animal shelter.

The patrol car Lieutenant Minter was driving slid on the icy pavement at the Grand Trunk Railroad Crossing at Colfax Street and was struck by an approaching train at 9:00 a.m.

Lieutenant Minter had served with the Griffith Police Department for seven years. He was survived by his wife.


  • Age 46
  • Tour 15 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

community event, routine driving, weather

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Lt. Minter,
On today, the 60th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Griffith. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

December 20, 2023

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