Fort Worth Police and Firefighters Memorial
Memorial Location

The memorial is located on the north end of Trinity Park along West 7th Street. It occupies approximately five acres of park. » Get Directions

Hours of Operation
5:00am - 11:30pm
The displays and paths are always illuminated.

Contact Information

By Mail
3801 Hulen Suite 101
Fort Worth, Texas 76107

By Phone

A promise of remembrance.

C. Lee Waller


Length of Service:
Two Years

Date of Injury:
June 28, 1892

Date of Death:
June 28, 1892

Location of Incident:
Twelfth @ Rusk

Hico Cemetery

On June 28, 1892, Officer Waller was working a foot beat in the “Acre” section of Fort Worth with his partner, Charlie Ware. They had a run in with a gambler, Jim Burrus, aka Jim Toots on the sidewalk at Twelfth and Rusk. Toots left the scene and went and got a pistol. He later ambushed Officer Waller and Ware, shooting Waller four times. Officer Waller died June 30, 1892. He was 24 years old. Burrus was captured July 9 at Big Spring Texas hiding in a Texas and Pacific boxcar. He was convicted of the murder and sentenced to death. In 1895 the sentence was commuted to life, and in 1902, Burrus was granted a full pardon.

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