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Senior Corporal Billy Walter Daugherty

Dallas Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Friday, August 14, 1992

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Reflections for Senior Corporal Billy Walter Daugherty

Tomorrow marks 30 years since you left us. You are still remembered and love by you family and friends.

Lisa Maier

August 14, 2022

Rest in peace knowing that your memory, service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

August 14, 2020

“His Lord said to him, Well done, you good and faithful servant…” Matthew 25:21.

Chief Rick Stone
Dallas Police Department - Retired

October 9, 2018

I have some items belonging to Officer Daughtery and I'm sure his family would like to have them but I can't find any contact information on anyone. These items were stored in a storage unit I purchased. Please contact me at 214-714-7638 so I may return them to his family. Thank you, Stacie

Please contact me

July 9, 2017

I was married to Bill (Doughboy) back in the late 70's. I had spoke to him a few months before the accident after not speaking to him for years. I was on 635 moving back to Dallas from Arkansas and saw the motorcycle on the highway. Something told me that it was him. I had to stop and call someone that would know if it was him. I prayed that he would pull threw but I got the call that he hadn't. He was a good man. RIP Bill

Terri Brooks
Ex Wife

January 24, 2017

Rest in Peace Senior Corporal Billy Walter Daugherty. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice Protecting the citizens of Dallas, Texas.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends and Co-Workers. It is obvious that you were a very well respected officer.


B. Sherwood Senior Special Agent retired
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, TX

August 13, 2016

Rest in Peace Motorman. You are not forgotten.

Wm Jean-Paul Rochat
Swiss Army, MP, Trafic & Escort Unit

July 9, 2016

Still think of you this time of year.

Lisa Maier
Grand Prairie PD Retired

August 14, 2015

Dough-Boy, tomorrow I retired from Bedford PD, had it not been for you I would never have served 34 years a police officer, every day I serve I remember the times we had working North West Dallas. The things you taught me have served me well. I cannot thank you enough for what you did, I wish you could be here, and known you will be in spirit

Detective Donald Smith 808
Bedford PD Apr 27,1982/May 01, 2013

April 30, 2013

Hello all,

My name is Jeremy Hobbs. I did not personally know Officer Daughtery, however I did know his youngest son Sean. Me and Sean went to Harry C. Withers and we were best friends. The reason I am posting here is to see if anyone has an information on how Sean and his mom and family are doing.

Jeremy Hobbs, Lawyer
friend of son

April 21, 2013

Thinking of your today....

Lisa Parker Maier
Grand Prairie Police Communications Retired

August 14, 2012

As this day approaches every year, I think of the good times. I always remember your zest for life and how you lived every moment as if it were your last. Your are still remember.

Lisa Maier
Grand Prairie Police Dispatch (Retired)

August 10, 2011

I use to work for Dal-Star Motorcycle Escort. On Several occassions I worked with "Doughboy" several times on funeral Escorts.He was really cool to work with He treated us (Escorts) with respecd, and was fun to work with. He was a True Motorjock in every way.

Chris Patrick
Fort Worth Motor Escort/Friend

June 6, 2011

Had a lot of great times with Doughboy. Fun memories.

Deputy John Spencer
Dallas County

May 12, 2011

I was married to Dough when he was taken from us all on that terrible August day in 1992. I had the pleasure of visiting with his old partner, John McClain, a month ago and we talked about how much we still love and miss him. Sometimes it seems like a hundred years ago, sometimes it is like the accident just happened.

Love Always, Mayo

Patricia Daugherty-Widow

July 24, 2010

Just thinking of you today.......You are still misses by the ones who loved and cared for you

Lisa Maier
Retired Grand Prairie Police Dispatcher

June 30, 2010

Just thought I would let you and your family know you are remembered today. I was talking to Billy Driscoll about you this morning. Talking about the "Good Times".....God Bless You and the job you loved and did.


August 15, 2009



August 15, 2009

I was looking through the list of "Today In History" and came across Doughboy's name. When I'm having our semi annual lunch with Cannaday, Thornton, Looper, Jarvis and Braziel, Doughboy's name will come up sometimes. I just want the family to know that after 16 years they are not forgotten. May you each continue to experience the perfect love and endless blessings of our Lord and Savior in the coming days.
Doug Hutchison, Irving PD, Ret., Motor Jockey

Special Ranger Doug Hutchison
Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association

August 14, 2008

Thanks for the good times (both good and bad), Even the bad was fun! Driscoll emailed me today with this site and I wanted to pass on to others who never knew you that you were a hell of lotta fun to be with. After all these years you are missed by those you touched.

Dallas PD

February 23, 2008

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

February 5, 2008

Dear Sr. Cpl. Daugherty,

Only a few hours ago did I find this site, and I'm finding faces that are both familiar and yet not-so-familiar.

Your name and face are familiar because you were a much-loved friend of my sister, who was a Dallas Reserve Officer. I met you at her funeral, and I remember that you cried. Your care and compassion touched me greatly ... and I'm sorry to say I had not realized that you had passed away.

Thank you for being a friend to my sister. She was a tough bird, but she loved the DPD -- particularly the motorcycle cops -- and had friends everywhere there. Thank you for coming to honor her at her funeral.

I hope you're both up in Heaven talking over old times with other peace officers who have gone before you and, unfortunately, since.

You and your family and your fellow officers are in my prayers.

God speed, Sr. Cpl. Daughterty, and rest in peace. Watch over your brothers in blue.

You are not forgotten.

LRVirgil, Civilian
Dallas & Mesquite, Texas Police Supporter

September 29, 2007



August 14, 2007

I just wanted to say thank you Billy. I only had the opportunity to meet you once before you left us. Thank you for stopping me when I was speeding up on 635 a few days prior to your accident. I remember your words well, and you impacted my life, even if it was only for a couple of minutes one hot Texas summer day. We talked about my goals to become a Police officer. We talked about a couple of people we both knew at DPD. And we talked about my driving habits that particular day. After our talk I accepted the citation that I so rightly deserved. I have been an officer now for 13 years, and I am proud to say that your sacrifice motivated me to follow my aspirations to one day wear this badge. The day I graduated from Motor School I told your story to my fellow officers and I am proud to be riding under your star sir.

Rest in peace sir and Thank You

Texas Motor Sergeant

April 28, 2007

Rest in Peace Motorman. You are not forgotten.

Motor Officer D.Johnson
Metro Nashville Police Dept.

August 14, 2006

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