I was shot bad, I was down and I saw him coming to me pointing the gun … I said I’m dead already, leave me and let me die alone”

Retired Bowie County Sheriff’s Deputy Bobby Dupree shares his dramatic story of the incident when he was almost murdered in this episode of the Law Enforcement Today Radio Show and Podcast . The Law Enforcement Today Radio Show and Podcast is brought to in part by Transformations Treatment Center, learn more about their First Responder – Veterans – Law Enforcement treatment program.

(Photos from retired Deputy Bobby Dupree.)

(Photos from retired Deputy Bobby Dupree.)

In August 2000, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF) announced Deputy Bobby Dupree of the Bowie County (TX) Sheriff’s Department, as its Officer of the Month.

The Incident That Changed Life For Bobby and His Family.

On Feb. 24, 2000 Bowie County Texas Deputy Sheriff Bobby Dupree stopped a car for driving in a reckless manner and at very high speeds. With very little backup available, he stopped the car and began calling the tag into the dispatcher. More details can be found at the Texarkana Gazette.

Shortly after giving the tag information to the dispatcher the driver of the car began shooting him at point blank range. Deputy Bobby Dupree had no way of knowing that the driver of the car was a dangerous serial rapist.

(Photo from retired Deputy Bobby Dupree.)

(Photo from retired Deputy Bobby Dupree.)

Badly injured and down the suspect approached Deputy Dupree, pointing the gun at him as if to execute him. Deputy Bobby Dupree said to him “I said I’m dead already, leave me and let me die alone” and the suspect fled the scene.

With backup and medical aid quite a distance away he had to start his own emergency first aid to save his life.

In the Law Enforcement Today Radio Show retired Bowie County Sheriff’s Deputy Bobby Dupree talks about the incident, his near death experiences and his long and difficult road to where he is today.

(Podcast cover image by LET staff.)

(Podcast cover image by LET staff.)

Please join us in thanking retired Deputy Sheriff Bobby Dupree for his service and courage.

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