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.

E.M. Belcher

24 years

Length of Service:
Four years

Date of Injury:
October 29, 1971

Date of Death:
October 29, 1971

Location of Incident:
3140 South Riverside

Greenwood Cemetery

Officer E.M. Belcher was slain by a sniper’s bullet On October 29, 1971. The shooting took place at the Electric Circus night club at 3140 S. Riverside Drive. The shooting occurred in the aftermath of an earlier incident at the club in which another man had been shot. Belcher was among the two dozen officers who had responded to the scene of the earlier shooting. The shot that killed Officer Belcher was fired from over 200 yards away from the roof of a nearby restaurant.

David Lee Nelson was later arrested for this murder. He was tried and convicted, and was sentenced to death. All death penalty convictions were later overturned in the state and Nelson’s sentence was commuted to life. He was paroled in the late 1980’s.

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