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On This Date (May 06) 1990-Officer Thomas Grady Burchfield

Posted by DallasCop2566 
On This Date (May 06) 1990-Officer Thomas Grady Burchfield
May 05, 2021 10:56PM
On This Date (May 06) 1990 a fiancee lost a future husband, a father and mother lost a son, his sister and two brothers lost a brother, his grandparents lost a grandson and Dallas Lost a Police Officer.

Police Officer Thomas Grady Burchfield, age 22, assigned to the Southeast Patrol Division was killed as the driver of a marked Dallas Police vehicle transporting a prisoner to the Lew Sterrett Justice Center with his partner Michael Ross Okelberry seated in the rear seat with the prisoner.
His vehicle was struck head on in the 800 block Woodall Rogers Freeway by a vehicle traveling in the wrong direction in the westbound traffic lanes.

Officer Okelberry and the driver of the wrong way vehicle, Damaso Diaz Ruiz were also killed in this accident.

Damaso Diaz Ruiz was previously convicted of Driving While Intoxicated. Subsequent investigation disclosed his blood alcohol level was 0.25 per cent at the time of this accident.

Police Officer Thomas Grady Burchfield is interred at Doty Springs Cemetery, Kosciusko, Mississippi.
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