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William Anthony Dagg
August 25, 1945 ~ November 1, 2023 (age 78) 78 Years Old
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William A. Dagg, age 78, passed away Wednesday, November 1, 2023 at his residence. Bill Dagg was born on August 25, 1945 to William and Theresa Dagg in Galveston, Texas. He attended both Catholic and Public schools, graduating from Ball High School in 1964. After graduation, Bill enlisted in the United States Marine Corps Reserves. He joined the Galveston Police Department in February 1966 where he worked for 27 years. He retired in 1993 with the rank of Lieutenant.
Bill married his high school sweetheart and love of his life, Kathleen Frohne on April 30, 1966.
During his police career, Bill served in the Patrol Division, Solo Motorcycle Officer, Narcotics Division, Community Relations and Dispatch. He was one of the first two K-9 Officers on the department along with his partner “Max”.
Bill started the first in house firearms training program for the department serving as Firearms Instructor and Dept. Armorer. He attended schools at Remington Firearms, Smith & Wesson and Glock Firearms.
While on the department, Bill served as Board Member of the Galveston Municipal Association. Bill graduated from the Louisiana State University Traffic Management Institute in 1978. In 1983 he graduated from the FBI National Academy.
After retirement, Bill was active working for benefits for retired police officers. In 2003 he was instrumental in having the Texas Penal Code amended to include officers in the Retaliation Statue, protecting retired officers from offenders.
Bill enjoyed motorcycle touring throughout the U.S. and Canada with his wife Kathleen, fishing in Canada and the Caribbean. He enjoyed spending time in his shop, where he repaired guns for police officers and others.
Bill is survived by his wife of 57 years, Kathleen, one son, John Dagg, and four grandchildren, Aimee, Andrew and Abigail Dagg, and Adam Flores. Bill had one sister, Kerry Ehrensberger of Beaumont, two nieces, Kristi Gallendar and husband Gary of Nome, Texas, Sherry Simmons and husband Preston and nephew Greg Ehrensberger and wife Ashlee of Lumberton, Texas.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Hospital for Children
A memorial service will be held on Thursday, November 9, 2023 at J. Levy & Termini Funeral Home at 5:30 P.M., with Deacon Robert Standridge officiating. Visitation will be held prior to the service beginning at 4:30 P.M.