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Texas SWAT Sgt. Remembered As Loving Father

July 03, 2013  | 

Photo courtesy of Hood County SO.
Photo courtesy of Hood County SO.
Hood County (Texas) Sheriff's Sgt. Lance McLean's empathy, willingness to help and his mischievous sense of humor were remembered Tuesday as hundreds of people—including officers from around the state—filled Hico Tiger Stadium to pay their respects.

Sgt. McLean, 38, was shot in the head Friday by Ricky Don McCommas, 49, as he answered a disturbance call in a subdivision outside Granbury. He died on Saturday. McCommas fled to Granbury and was fatally shot outside City Hall after wounding Granbury Police Officer Chad Davis, who was released from a Fort Worth hospital on Monday afternoon and attended McLean's funeral in a wheelchair, flanked by officers.

A loving father with two special-needs children, Sgt. McLean was described as someone who made people laugh whether he was on duty or off.

Members of the Hood County SWAT team donned red bandannas for Sgt. McLean—a team member who always wore one around his neck, much to their commander's chagrin. SWAT team members kneeled in front of the casket and served as pallbearers, carrying the casket off the field.

Read the full Fort Worth Star-Telegram story.

Comments (4)

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CDN LEO @ 7/4/2013 8:35 AM

rest in peace brother

Steven Ross @ 7/4/2013 10:19 AM

No greater love has this then a brother shall lay down his life for another. May the Lord bless you and keep you, may He make his face to shine upon you and give you his peace. In the name of Jesus, the prince of peace. For the family, Blessed are those who mourn for they shall be comforted. Thank you Sgt for your service. May the Lord watch over your special children and your loving wife.

In Christ, S.F. Ross/Retired SE Division HP

RD/BHPD @ 7/4/2013 4:39 PM

We shall pray for you, your friends, co-workers and family. Thankfully, the suspect should be arriving where he will rot eternally. He won't be able to harm anyone else.

adhiyanto @ 7/10/2013 12:35 AM

Being a good officer and good father for 2 children with special needs must made you a great man. May the Lord watch over your special children and your wife.

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