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New Hero Search Fred Maddox Jr. - Feb. 24, 1954 (14922)

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Houston Police Dept. Patch
Resided: TX, USA
Born: Unk  
Fallen: Feb. 24, 1954
Race/Sex: Caucasian Male / 29 yrs. of age
Agency
Dept: Houston Police Dept. - TX
1200 Travis Street  
Houston, TX   77002   USA
(713)884-3131
County: Harris
Dept. Type: Municipal/Police
Hero's Rank: Officer
Sworn Date: Unk
FBI Class: Homicide - Gun
Weapon Class: Firearm
Agency URL: Click Here
Badge: 1012
On The Job: 3 years
Bio: Not Available
Fatal Incident Summary
Offender: No Info
Location: TX   USA   Wed. Feb. 24, 1954
Summary: Officer Fred Maddox was shot and killed while coming to the aid of another officer who was involved in a shootout. The other officer had responded to a robbery call on Laura Koppe Street. As the officer investigated the shooting he learned that the suspect was at a nearby location attempting to hail a cab. When the officer approached, the man opened fire on the officer.

Officer Maddox and his partner were driving a police wagon nearby and heard the shots. They stopped to investigate and were immediately fired upon by the suspect and Officer Maddox was shot in the head. The suspect was sentenced to death for Officer Maddox's murder and executed on January 4, 1956.

Officer Maddox had served with the agency for 3.5 years. He was survived by his expectant wife and daughter.

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