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.

Kenneth W. Pendergraft


Length of Service:
12 Years

Date of Injury:
April 8, 1980

Date of Death:
April 8, 1980

Location of Incident:
7200 Winters

Rose Hill Cemetery

Officer Kenneth W. Pendergraft was shot and killed April 8, 1980, near his home, in a shootout with a truck driver. Pendergraft, who was off-duty at the time, approached the truck driver and asked him not to dump trash in or near his driveway. The truck drove off but returned. When Officer Pendergraft walked back to the truck, the driver opened fire with a .44 magnum, striking Officer Pendergraft in the chest. Pendergraft returned fire, killing his assailant. Officer Pendergraft was taken to the hospital where he was declared dead on arrival.

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