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.

Peter Howard


Length of Service:
25 Years

Date of Injury:
August 16, 1915

Date of Death:
August 16, 1915

Location of Incident:
"Franklin Hill" near Franklin and Houston Street

Oakwood Cemetery

Officer Peter Howard was a twenty-five year veteran of the Fort Worth Police Department. He had served in numerous capacities including the mounted section. On the night of August 16, 1915, Officer Howard was working the “Franklin Hill” beat just west of Houston Street and north of the courthouse. On this night, he attempted to arrest a man who was acting suspiciously. While walking him to a call box, Officer Howard was attacked from behind by a second man. Officer Howard fired a shot trying to defend himself, but was overpowered. He was stabbed seven times in the back and his throat was laid open. His killers stole his two pistols and his Stetson hat. Officer Howard walked up Franklin Hill where assisting officer found him. He died a short time later at St. Joseph Infirmary. His killers received life in prison.

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