Police Officer David Franklin Noel

Police Officer David Franklin Noel

Houston Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Saturday, June 17, 1972

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David Franklin Noel

Officer Noel was stabbed to death while working a uniformed security job at a local bar at 316 North Nagle Street.

He and another officer had escorted a man outside who was causing a disturbance. One of the man's friends was arguing with the officers when he pulled out a knife and stabbed Officer Noel in the chest.

The subject t was apprehended and sentenced to 20 years.

Officer Nagle was a U.S Army veteran and had served with the Houston Police Department for five months.


  • Age 28
  • Tour 5 months
  • Badge 2084
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Stabbed
  • Weapon Edged weapon; Knife
  • Offender Sentenced to 20 years


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Officer Noel,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

June 17, 2022

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