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.

Sterling Price "Dick" Warren


Length of Service:
1 day

Date of Birth:
January 31, 1862

Date of Injury:
May 7, 1919

Date of Death:
May 7, 1919

Location of Incident:
Boaz Street @ Front Street

Mount Olivet Cemetery

On May 7, 1919, at around 0600 hrs and near the end of his shift on duty, Officer Sterling Price “Dick” Warren went to the “Gamewell Call Box” located on Boaz Street near it’s intersection with Front Street and called in to the Central Police Station. There was a heavy downpour of rain, and often, foot patrolmen such as Warren would call in for a break and would often go home to have a meal.

After making the call, Warren stood by at his post near the call box, waiting for a streetcar. Whether Warren was going home on break or was to return to the station is unknown. No police officials ever issued a statement in that regard. What is known that when a streetcar did approach, Warren ran from the cover of an awning to board the car. Officer Warren did not see another streetcar coming from the opposite direction. Officer Warren was struck by that car and killed instantly.

The following day, the Chief of Police selected men to Officer Warren’s pallbearers, and he was given an official department funeral. Officer Warren had worked for the department in past years, but had only recently begun working again in a relief capacity. On the day before he was killed, Officer Warren had been rehired as a regular officer.

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