80th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, House Concurrent Resolution 226 Page: 1 of 4
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H.C.R. No. 226
HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION
1 WHEREAS, Residents of Smith County lost a trusted law
2 enforcement officer on June 7, 2006, when Constable Dale David
3 Geddie was killed in the line of duty at the age of 45; and
4 WHEREAS, Born on August 19, 1960, to Otis and Sandra Geddie,
5 Dale Geddie graduated from Winona High School in 1979; following in
6 the footsteps of his father, a former Smith County sheriff's
7 deputy, he pursued a law enforcement career as a jailer with the
8 Smith County Sheriff's Office; in 1986, he graduated as
9 valedictorian from the East Texas Police Academy at Kilgore College
10 and subsequently transferred to the Criminal Investigations
11 Division as a deputy investigator; he served as a patrol officer, a
12 patrol sergeant, and an undercover narcotics officer before leaving
13 law enforcement in 1996 for other endeavors, including opening the
14 Loveday-Geddie Private Investigations and Polygraph Service; and
15 WHEREAS, Less than a decade later, Mr. Geddie signed on as a
16 reserve deputy for Smith County and soon decided to enter his first
17 political race as a 2004 candidate for constable of Precinct 4;
18 campaigning on the promise to revitalize the office, he easily won
19 the majority vote and set about working to fulfill his oath; his
20 brief term was marked by steady activity and a persistent effort to
21 prevent and address crime; he was known for his meticulous
22 documentation of each case and for his calm and brave leadership
23 that inspired his fellow officers; and
24 WHEREAS, Constable Geddie was a member of numerous
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Texas. Legislature. House of Representatives. 80th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, House Concurrent Resolution 226, legislative document, May 10, 2007; [Austin, Texas]. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth156076/m1/1/: accessed November 14, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.