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.

William J. Courtney


Length of Service:
15 Years

Date of Injury:

Date of Death:
March 24, 1938

Location of Incident:
Tarrant County Court House

Rose Hill Cemetery

Officer Courtney became an officer in 1923. He was one of the first bike officers and held numerous positions in the department. In 1931, Officer Courtney got into a fight trying to arrest a man at the courthouse. He was struck on the chest and suffered a severe lung injury. Officer Courtney returned to duty but over the years, his lung condition became progressively worse. He was forced to medically retire a few months before his death. He died on March 24, 1938, as a result of this injury.

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