Slain police officers monument.

Bonnie and Clyde Killed Lawmen Here

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Southlake, Texas

Always on the run, Bonnie and Clyde had parked their car by the side of the road on Easter Sunday 1934, maybe to catch some sleep, maybe to await a rendezvous with Bonnie's mom, who lived nearby. Their peace and quiet was broken with the arrival of two curious motorcycle cops, who were immediately shot dead, their pistols still in their holsters when they were found only moments later.

Sixty-two years passed before an upright memorial slab to the two slain officers was erected on the spot, at the urging of one of the patrolmen's aged widows, who was, she said, sick and tired of the glorification of Bonnie and Clyde. The slab pins the officers' deaths directly on the outlaw lovers, labeling them "infamous criminals," although most historians say that Bonnie never fired a shot here, and others say that Clyde didn't, either, and that both patrolmen were killed by another gang member in the car.

Bonnie and Clyde Killed Lawmen Here

Address:
W. Dove Rd, Southlake, TX
Directions:
About six miles northwest of downtown. An upright gray slab on the south side of Dove Rd, just east of its intersection with Hwy 114/Northwest Pkwy. There's nowhere to park on the south side of Dove Rd, so instead pull into the parking lots on the north side.
Admission:
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