Police Officer Kevin P. Marceau Dallas Police Department Texas End of Watch: Friday, January 14, 2011

Photograph: Police Officer Kevin P. MarceauPatch image: Dallas Police Department, Texas

Police Officer Kevin P. Marceau
Dallas Police Department
Texas

End of Watch: Friday, January 14, 2011

Biographical Info
Age: 47
Tour of Duty: 7 years
Badge Number: 6266

Incident Details
Cause of Death: Struck by vehicle
Date of Incident: Wednesday, November 13, 1996
Weapon Used: Not available
Suspect Info: Not available

Officer Kevin Marceau died as the result of injuries sustained on November 13, 1996, when he was struck by a vehicle while chasing a hit-and-run suspect.
He was working an off duty law enforcement job near White Rock Lake when he observed a car accident. He began to chase one of the drivers on foot as the man attempted to flee the scene. As they ran across Garland Road Officer Marceau was struck by a vehicle.
Officer Marceau was rushed to a nearby hospital where he remained in a coma for several weeks due to severe head injuries. He underwent several surgeries in which part of his brain was removed. He remained in a wheelchair and unable to communicate until passing away from complications of the injuries on January 14, 2011.
Officer Marceau had served with the Dallas Police Department for seven years. He is survived by his son, parents, and four siblings.

Agency Contact Information
Dallas Police Department
1400 South Lamar Street
Dallas, TX 75215
Phone: (214) 671-4065
Please contact the Dallas Police Department for funeral arrangements or for survivor benefit fund information.

DALLAS – A police officer who suffered a traumatic brain injury while on the job has passed away.

According to the Dallas Police Department, Officer Kevin Marceau was hurt in November of 1996 while working an evening job near Garland Road and San Patricio Drive in northeast Dallas.

He witnessed a traffic accident nearby. When a person involved in the accident tried to flee the scene on foot, Marceau chased him.

The officer was struck by a passing vehicle as he tried to cross Garland Road.

Officer Marceau was rushed to a nearby hospital where he remained in a coma for several weeks due to severe head injuries. He underwent several surgeries in which part of his brain was removed. He remained in a wheelchair and unable to communicate until passing away from complications of the injuries on January 14, 2011.

He left DPD on medical disability in 1998.

He died Friday from complications due to his injuries. He was 47 years old.

Marceau was on the DPD force for seven years. He served in the United States Air Force and participated in Operation Desert Storm. He also served in the Texas Army National Guard.

He is survived by his son, parents, and four siblings.

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