Officer Rank: State Ranger
Memorial Panel: 36-W: 2
Department: Texas Dept. of Public Safety
End of Watch: 07/07/1931
Length of Service: 30
Ranger McDuffie was shot by an intoxicated man who was angry that he had been fired from his job as the jailer. Ranger McDuffie was in Gladewater on a case and was riding with Chief Dial when they came upon the man brandishing a Winchester. The man fired, striking Ranger McDuffie in the torso. Chief Dial returned fire, killing him. Ranger McDuffie died before reaching the hospital. Ranger McDuffie is the brother of Special Agent James McDuffie (Panel 28-E: 32).