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Every day Texas State Troopers, Agents and Texas Rangers risk their lives to protect and serve Texas,
and they are honored to do so. Some DPS officers pay the ultimate sacrifice, and we are forever
grateful to them and their families for their courageous service to the people of Texas.
The following is a list of our fallen officers and the date of death, since 1823, when the agency first
began as the Texas Rangers, and since 1935 as the Texas Department of Public Safety,
when the Rangers and Highway Patrol were combined into one agency.


 


Ranger David Clark: Jan. 7, 1837
Ranger Jesse Blair: Nov. 10, 1837
Ranger James Christian: Nov. 10, 1837
Ranger Alexander Bostwick: Nov. 10, 1837
Ranger Joseph Cooper: Nov. 10, 1837
Ranger James Joslen: Nov. 10, 1837
Ranger Alfred H. Miles: Nov. 10, 1837
Ranger Westley Nicholson: Nov. 10, 1837
Ranger William Nicholson: Nov. 10, 1837
Ranger William Sanders: Nov. 10, 1837
Ranger Lewis P. Scheuster: Nov. 10, 1837
Ranger Julius Bullock: Oct. 12, 1838
Ranger John W. Carpenter: Oct. 12, 1838
Ranger Thomas M. Scott: Oct. 12, 1838
Ranger John Wilson: Oct. 12, 1838
Ranger James Hall: Dec. 17, 1838
Ranger Edward Blakey: Feb. 25, 1839
Ranger Jacob Burleson: Feb. 25, 1839
Ranger John B. Walters: Feb. 25, 1839
Ranger James Gilliland: Feb. 28, 1839
Ranger John Bird: May 26, 1839
Ranger Thomas Gay: May 26, 1839
Ranger Hiram M.C. Hall: May 26, 1839
Ranger Jesse E. Nash: May 26, 1839
Ranger William Weaver: June 26, 1839
Ranger Marimo Mindiola: Late 1839
Ranger John Stein: July 21, 1841
Ranger A.T. Smith: Aug. 5, 1841
Ranger G.W. Hurd: Aug. 22, 1841
Ranger Peter Fohr: June 1844
Ranger Richard S. Gilbert: Dec. 18, 1847
Ranger Thomas Couzens: Jan. 11, 1848
Ranger James L. Reed: 1848
Ranger John Weatherford: Aug. 12, 1848
Ranger Isaac Heck: Aug. 29, 1848
Ranger Nathaniel H. Mangum: Sept. 5, 1848
Ranger Wesley Dier: Nov. 12, 1848
Ranger Littleton Ratton: Dec. 18, 1848
Ranger Charles G. Bryant: Jan. 12, 1850
Ranger William Gillespie: May 29, 1850
Ranger D.C. Sullivan: Aug. 20, 1850
Ranger John Wilbarger: Aug. 20, 1850
Ranger Samuel Baker Barton: Jan. 27, 1851
Ranger William Lackey: Feb. 3, 1851
Ranger Thomas Drennan: July 16, 1851
Ranger Henry J. Willis: Sept. 15, 1851
Ranger William H. Clopton: Oct. 3, 1855
Ranger H.K. Holland: Oct. 3, 1855
Ranger Willis H. Jones: Oct. 3, 1855
Ranger Augustus Smith: Oct. 3, 1855
Ranger Robert Nickels: May 12, 1858
Ranger Waco (Huaco): May 12, 1858
Ranger Jonathon Thompson: Feb. 27, 1859
Ranger Estes (Estis) Smith: July 15, 1859
Ranger John M. Davenport: Oct. 29, 1859
Ranger Samuel A. Jackson: Nov. 13, 1859
Ranger John Fox: Nov. 16, 1859
Ranger Thomas Grier: Nov. 16, 1859
Ranger William McKay: Nov. 16, 1859
Ranger Nicholas Mallett: Nov. 16, 1859
Ranger David Herman: Dec. 14, 1859
Ranger Fountain B. Woodruff: Feb. 4, 1860
Ranger Theophilo Martinez: Sept. 11, 1860
Ranger John D. McLeod: Oct. 29, 1860
Ranger James Ireland: Dec. 25, 1860
Ranger Jerome C. Lynn: July 29, 1861
Ranger Robert Carter: Oct. 19, 1861
Ranger James McKee: July 18, 1863
Ranger N.F. Dunn: Nov. 20, 1865
Ranger Alvin Clark: June 29, 1866
Ranger Lorenzo Bietiger: Dec. 6, 1870
Ranger Walter Richarz: Dec. 6, 1870
Ranger Joseph Riff: Dec. 6, 1870
Ranger A.M. Swift: December 27, 1870
Ranger John Green: July 10, 1873
Ranger Thomas Gatlin: Jan. 2, 1874
Ranger Henry Jones: March 22, 1874
Ranger D.W.H. Bailey: July 12, 1874
Ranger W.A. Glass: July 12, 1874
Ranger Joseph F. Osgood: July 1874
Ranger William H. Clift: Sept. 18, 1874
Ranger L.B. Smith:  June 12, 1875
Ranger Conrad E. Mortimer: Dec. 13, 1877
Ranger John E. McBride: Dec. 17, 1877
Ranger Tim McCarty: Jan. 2, 1878
Ranger H.H. Ruzin: Aug. 10, 1878
Ranger H. Crist: Oct. 13, 1878
Ranger W.B. Anglin: June 29, 1879
Ranger George R. Bingham: July 3, 1880
Ranger Benjamin G. Warren: Feb. 10, 1885
Ranger Frank Sieker: May 17, 1885
Ranger J.P. Wood: June 13, 1885
Ranger William M. Bohanon: July 2, 1885
Ranger J.H. Moore: March 31, 1886
Ranger Charles Fusselman: April 17, 1890
Ranger John F. Gravis: Aug. 3, 1890
Ranger Robert E. Doaty: March 22, 1892
Ranger Frank L. Schmid: June 17, 1893
Ranger Frank Jones: June 30, 1893
Ranger J.W. Woods: July 1893
Ranger Joe McKidrict: April 5, 1894
Ranger W.L. Hooker: Aug. 28, 1894
Ranger Thomas P. Nigh: Aug. 16, 1896
Ranger Ernest St. Leon: Aug. 31, 1898
Ranger T.L. Fuller: Oct. 15, 1900
Ranger Emmitt Robuck: Sept. 9, 1902
Ranger Thomas Goff: Sept. 13, 1905
Ranger Homer White: Feb. 4, 1908


Ranger N.P. Thomas: Jan. 6, 1909
Ranger Quirl Bailey Carnes: July 31, 1910
Ranger Grover Scott Russell: June 23, 1913
Ranger Robert Lee Burdett: June 7, 1915
Ranger Eugene B. Hulen: May 24, 1916
Ranger Henry L. Ransom: April 1, 1918
Ranger William P. Stillwell: April 3, 1918
Ranger Thomas Carlyle Hyde: May 1, 1918
Ranger John Dudley White, Sr.: July 12, 1918
Ranger Joe R. Shaw: Aug. 21, 1918
Ranger Lenard T. Sadler: Sept. 15, 1918
Ranger Delbert Timberlake: Oct. 11, 1918
Ranger Benjamin L. Pennington: Oct. 12, 1918
Ranger Robert E. Hunt: Oct. 15, 1918
Ranger T.E. Paul Perkins: Nov. 7, 1918
Ranger John A. Moran: Dec. 12, 1918
Ranger Will M. Alsobrook: Dec. 9, 1919
Ranger Joe Ben Buchanan: Dec. 25, 1921
Ranger Stephen F. Sherman: Nov. 7, 1922
Ranger Dan L. McDuffie: July 7, 1931
Trooper Arthur W. Fischer: Jan. 18, 1932
Trooper Aubrey Lee Moore: April 16, 1932
Ranger Emmett White: Aug. 8, 1933
Trooper H.D. Murphy: April 1, 1934
Trooper Edward B. Wheeler: April 1, 1934
Trooper Joseph N. Avary: May 17, 1935
Trooper Guy A. Freese: July 11, 1935
Trooper Mart D. Tarrant: Nov. 4, 1935
Trooper David A. McGonagill: Sept. 4, 1940
Trooper Roger Q. Harriss: April 5, 1942
Trooper Floyd E. Lawson: April 7, 1948
Trooper Louis W. Dickson: April 17, 1949
Trooper Bill J. Mahoney: April 18, 1949
Trooper Winfred O. Hanna: Jan. 25, 1954
Trooper Felix A. Murphey: March 4, 1954
Trooper Robert J. Crosby: Nov. 27, 1954
Trooper Milton D. Brooks: Jan. 2, 1955
Trooper Audie A. Isbell: April 7, 1955
Ranger Clarence Nordyke: July 18, 1955
Trooper Lynn R. Smith: Jan. 25, 1957
Trooper Benjamin K. Smith: June 23, 1958
Trooper Herman P. Marshall: May 17, 1960
Ranger H.A. White: Dec. 8, 1961
Trooper Richard D. Berens: March 8, 1963
Trooper Kenneth W. Harrison: June 8, 1963
Trooper Bobby Lee Maynard: Nov. 30, 1964
Trooper Harry Lee Mills Jr.: April 3, 1965
Trooper Charles A. Pryor: April 27, 1965
Trooper Robert F. Stinnett: July 2, 1965
Trooper Darvin K. Hogg: April 25, 1966
Trooper Billy Ray Wynn: Dec. 24, 1967
Trooper Fred C. Burns: Jan. 2, 1968
Trooper Tom P. Holland: April 23, 1969
Trooper Norman E. Zator: Oct. 6, 1969
Trooper Floyd W. Etheridge: Oct. 28, 1969
Trooper Travis Raburn Locker, Nov. 9, 1969
Trooper Douglas H. Thompson: Dec. 7, 1969
Trooper Gara Oliver Cooper: Oct. 2, 1970
Trooper Billy Dan Howry: March 18, 1972
Trooper Gayle Lamar Holmes: May 19, 1972
Trooper Larry E. Hobson: Dec. 1, 1973
Trooper Kobler C. Winn: Dec. 1, 1973
Trooper Ernest C. Dobbs: Feb. 15, 1974
Trooper John D. Oldham: July 7, 1974
Trooper Harold D. Hambrick: July 7, 1974
Trooper Hollie L. Tull: Sept. 14, 1974
Agent Patrick A. Randel: Oct. 23, 1974
Trooper Jimmie W. Parks: Aug. 10, 1975
Trooper Mark A. Frederick: April 4, 1976
Trooper Tomie Michael Tucker: May 29, 1976
Trooper Sammy C. Long: Nov. 21, 1976
Ranger Bobby P. Doherty: Feb. 21, 1978
Agent James Dalrymple: June 5, 1978
Trooper Jerry Don Davis: Oct. 5, 1980
Trooper Hollis S. Lacy: Dec. 26, 1980
Trooper Howard W. Jordan: June 2, 1981
Trooper David I. Rucker: Sept. 29, 1981
Trooper Ernesto Alanis: Feb. 27, 1983
Trooper Daniel M. Higdon: March 13, 1983
Trooper Milton Alexander: April 14, 1983
Trooper Robert R. Jones: Sept. 16, 1983
Trooper Russell L. Boyd: Oct. 11, 1983
Trooper William P. Kohlleppel: April 19, 1985
Ranger Stanley K. Guffey: Jan. 22, 1987
Trooper William J. Kuhnle: May 21, 1989
Trooper Ralph G. Zerda: May 21, 1989
Trooper Willie D. Taylor: May 19, 1990
Trooper Mark J. Phebus: Sept. 17, 1990
Trooper Carlos R. Warren: March 5, 1991
Trooper Bill Davidson: April 14, 1992
Trooper Bobby S. Booth: June 16, 1993
Trooper Troy Hogue: Dec. 30, 1994
Trooper Timothy W. McDermott: May 14, 1995
Trooper Roel Garcia: March 26, 1997
Trooper Terry Miller: Oct. 12, 1999
Trooper Randall W. Vetter: Aug. 7, 2000
Trooper Richard D. Cottle: May 9, 2001
Trooper Kurt David Knapp: May 8, 2004
Trooper Jimmy Ray Carty Jr.: May 27, 2005
Trooper Billy J. Zachary: Jan. 1, 2006
Trooper Matthew D. Myrick: Jan. 20, 2006
Trooper Eduardo Chavez: May 2, 2006
Trooper Todd Dylan Holmes: March 14, 2007
Trooper James Scott Burns: April 29, 2008
Trooper David Ralph Slaton: Sept. 20, 2010
Trooper Jonathan T. McDonald: Nov. 15, 2010
Trooper Javier Arana, Jr.:  March 24, 2012
Trooper Paul Hernandez:  Oct. 4, 2012



GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN

“Dedicated to the memory of people of the Texas Department of Public Safety who, in the line of duty,
unselfishly sacrificed their lives in the protection of the lives, property, rights and privileges
of all the people of Texas.”

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