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.

John A. Ogletree


Date of Injury:
May 15, 1913

Date of Death:
May 15, 1913

Location of Incident:
Eighth @ Grove Street

Hawkins Cemetery, Arlington

Officer Ogletree was working a foot beat in the downtown area when he was called to the scene of a murder. Upon arriving at Eighth and Grove, he encountered the killer, Tom Lee, still armed with a double-barreled .12 gauge shotgun. Officer Ogletree ordered Lee to drop the weapon, but Lee fired both barrels, striking Officer Ogletree in the chest. Officer Ogletree staggered to the steps of a nearby saloon, drew his weapon, and fired at Lee but missed. Officer Ogletree was taken to St. Joseph infirmary where he died. Tom Lee shot himself trying to avoid capture. Lee survived and later stood trial. He received the death sentence. Lee was executed March 9, 1914, at the Tarrant County Jail.

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