|Birth: ||Jul. 28, 1943|
|Death: ||Sep. 4, 2003|
VIET NAM VETERAN, TEXAS PEACE OFFICER, NATIVE TEXAN, AUSTIN COLONY DESCENDANT
Pat's roots run deep in Texas, 6th generation native Texan.
3rd great grandson of the prominent Caleb Wallace, a Texas "Old 300" property owner. Caleb owned properties in Stephen F. Austin's colony and Grimes county, Texas.
Pat's descendancy is proved through his father, Ernest Beck; his paternal grandmother, Mary Ella "Mollie" Woodard Beck; his gr grandfather, John Woodard; his gr gr grandmother Mary Elizabeth Wallace Woodard; and finally his gr gr gr grandfather Caleb Wallace. (Beck Bible Records)
Preferred to be called "Pat".
Youngest son of Ernest Roneal Beck & Emily Nancy Richardson both of Texas.
Following in the footsteps of his father, Pat was a baseball player. At the age of 13, he pitched a "No Hitter" for the Casa View Christian Church.
Attended Bryan Adams H.S. Dallas, Texas class of 1962.
Viet Nam Veteran, U.S. Air Force. Pat was an aircraft mechanic, he worked on F104's and F105's. He served on the maintenance crew for Col. Robinson B. Risner. He achieved the rank of Staff Sergeant.
In 1968, Pat began his career with Dallas County Sheriff's Dept. He started as a Jailer and retired as a Captain. While at the DSO, Pat held every civil service rank. As a Sergeant, he helped establish the DSO Bomb Squad. He was Lieutenant over the Patrol Division and Internal Affairs. After earning the rank of Captain, he served as Jail Commander. His last assignment was "Night Chief". (Badge #45)
Pat, honorably retired from DSO in 1994, after 26 years of service. Commissioner's Court passed a resolution on June 29, 1994 recognizing Pat's dedication, loyalty and service to the sheriff's department and the citizens of Dallas County.
His advice to all new officers: "Integrity and Honor are all an officer has, if you lose either one, it's time to look for another career." And, "Never, Ever, ask me a question, unless you are prepared for my answer".
Pat was the best man, I have ever known. He was a great father and wonderful influence for my son. Both Ross and I will always love him. He was a fearless man, however one person scared him to death, our granddaughter Rebecca. She was the only baby he ever held and it was love at first sight. When PaPa Pat was in the room, Rebecca could do anything.
His strong sense of ethics, his steadfast values, and his ability to laugh are representative of a true Texan; Caleb would be proud.
It's not where you start, baby. It's how you Finish!
Ernest Roneal Beck (1910 - 1992)
Emily Nancy Richardson Beck (1911 - 1985)
Marva Ann Polley Beck (1949 - ____)*
Mary Anne Beck (1932 - 1939)*
Ernest Roneal Beck (1937 - 1999)*
Charles Austin Beck (1939 - 1998)*
Linda Sue Beck Stinson (1941 - 2000)*
Patrick Allen Beck (1943 - 2003)
Restland Memorial Park
Plot: Lot 3, Blk N, Sec F, Sp 2
Created by: Granna
Record added: Jan 15, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 13029795
Remembering you this Memorial Day weekend, your still my hero.|
Added: May. 26, 2016
Thinking of you on this very special day, National Peace Officer's Day|
Added: May. 15, 2016
Love you, miss you|
Added: Sep. 4, 2015
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