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Patrolman Travis Raburn Locker

Texas Department of Public Safety - Texas Highway Patrol, Texas

End of Watch Sunday, November 9, 1969

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Reflections for Patrolman Travis Raburn Locker

Trooper Locker. Your killers never received true justice for your murder. However in San Antonio Texas ,1987 the one who only got 5 years was gunned down in a south side bar in San Antonio. I was one of the first officers to arrive for the call. Karma found him.
Rest in peace Trooper Locker.

Reired copper

November 24, 2022

Travis was my Dad’s cousin. I was only 12 years old when this happened. I believe I heard after this incident that the law enforcement murders were made a capital offense? RIP Travis.

Paula (Wellborn) Manohar
Second cousin

January 12, 2021

Patrolman Locker,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Texas. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy:


United States Border Patrol

November 9, 2019

Rest In Peace Brother LEO. Thank you Hero and your family for your sacrifice and service. Never forgotten.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret.)
Upland Police Dept. CA

November 9, 2019

Rest in peace Patrolman Locker.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

August 15, 2019

I will never forget the night Aunt Alice called to tell my Dad that his brother had been shot, but she said he was going to be alright. When she went back to check on him he had died. Uncle Travis was a fun loving man. He has been missed so much. Now my Grandparents and all their Children are together again I pray. Miss you and love you all.

Ellen Locker Tomlinson (niece)
Garland, Texas

November 19, 2017

I was young when this happened, but I remember my grandfather was a member of the Ellis County S.O. at the time. He was just diagnosed with cancer and went in to work dispatch for the manhunt. It was possibly the largest manhunt in Ellis County history. Trooper Locker was a well liked citizen of Waxahachie, and is still remembered. RIP Trooper. You did your job well.

Larry Shinpaugh
grandson of an Ellis County deputy

September 8, 2015

There is a memorial outside of the Waxahachie DPS office. I saw the name and looked it up. Thank you Travis Raburn Locker. Your sacrifice has not been forgotten...


November 1, 2013

I never knew Travis but went to schoold with his son Wade . I remember the massive manhunt to find his killers and amazingingly they escaped the manhunt but were later caught around San Antonio. It was a travesty that left Waxahachie in schock , that such a brutal attack could happen in our small town . May he ever rest in peace and may his family always treasure his memory as does the community he served.


May 8, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 43rd anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

November 9, 2011

I never got To meet you and would have loved To do so mom and granny say I act like you in lot of ways. I am very grateful to you for putting your life on the line each and every day. You will never be forgotten your memory lives on each and every day.
Please keep watching over us.
Your grandson

Grandson David

July 7, 2011

Travis was my best friend. He spent many week ends at my home as we were growing up. We went to Methodist Youth Fellowship togeather. We also lived in Waco Texas at the same time after finishing high school. He was like a brother to me. He was the kind of young man every parent would dream their son would turn out to be.I will always have fond memories of him. GOD BLESS

Kenneth Graves

July 27, 2009

RIP.You will never be forgotten.


September 19, 2008

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Former N.H. Police Officer
Fauquier County, Virginia

November 9, 2007

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

November 5, 2007

I just discovered that Officer Locker is related to me. I was very sad to learn of his death while on duty. My husband retired from Inglewood PD, CA and my son is currently a LA Co. Deputy. I know how proud I am of them and am also proud of Patrolman Travis Locker. This is a very dangerous profession. I am sorry for the sacrafice the Locker Family has made with this death and appreciate every Officer in their daily duties.

Linda Gaunt,
A Locker "cousin"

Linda Gaunt (wife retired Officer)
City of Inglewood, CA

March 11, 2006

Trooper Locker,

Thank you for your service to the citizens of Ellis County,Texas.

I remember you in my prayers. Please know that the reason I go to work each day is because of the sacrifice you made.

Officer Scott H. Martin
Milford PD

October 7, 2005

God Bless this fellow Texan and brother officer. You are not forgotten.

Sgt. A. Whitney
Yuma County Sheriff's Office

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