Donald Paul Townley
Carrollton & Farmers Branch

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1960 The Lion's Roar
Carrollton High School
Carrollton, Dallas Co., Texas
Senior Class



Classmate Shoots Boy Accidentally

A Carrollton schoolboy was shot by a classmate Thursday afternoon as six young rabbit hunters clowned with an "unloaded" rifle. Donald Townley, 14, was sped in very serious condition to Methodist Hospital after the accident with a .22-caliber slug through his chest near the heart.
Sheriff's Detective H. E. McHugh said that Townley and five other sophomores decided to hunt rabbits after classes at Carrollton High School.   They went with a 15-year-old boy to his home to get a rifle. Bringing the "unloaded" rifle into the yard, the youth shouted a mock warning, aimed at Townley and pulled the trigger.
The gun fired.

The Dallas Morning News - November 9, 1956
Submitted by Edward Lynn Williams



Sgt. Donald Paul, Dallas Police Dept. Husband of Mrs. Shirley Townley; Father of Steven Wade Townley, both of Farmers Branch; son of Emma Townley, Carrollton; Brother of Lucille Campbell, Grapevine, Joan Harper, Carrollton, Wayne D. Townley, Grand Prairie, and Arthur J. Townley, State of California; Nephew of Several Public Visitation until the hour of Funeral Service Friday Afternoon, 1:30 p.m. CHAPEL OF THE RHOTON-WEILAND FUNERAL DIRECTORS, The Rev. T. J. Hurle, Presiding. Color Honor Guard provided by the Dallas Police Dept. Interment, Furneaux Cemetery, Carrollton. Casket-bearers: Rudolph Diaz, John E. Driscoll, Don H. Fitzgerald, David L. Pate, William C. Robinson, Frank S. Williams, John T. Williams, and Robert Wilson. Honorary Pallbearers; Fellow Officers of the Dallas Police Dept. Memorial contributions will be greatly appreciated by donation to the American Heart Association, Dallas Chapter Metropolitan National Bank Bldg., 4100 Spring Valley, No. 100 Farmers Branch, 75244.
RHOTON-WEILAND I-35 at Crosby Rd. Carrollton 242-5261

The Dallas Morning News - Wednesday, May 30, 1986
Submitted by Edward Lynn Williams



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