Royce D. Tramel
On August 28, 2000, Special Agent Royce D. “Doug” Tramel was struck and killed by a vehicle. Special Agent Tramel was 36 years of age at the time of his death. Special Agent Tramel graduated from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas in May of 1986 with a Bachelors degree in Political Science. In August that year, he began work with the City of Dallas Police Department. Special Agent Tramel received a Master’s degree in Public Affairs from the University of Texas at Dallas in May of 1991. He was accepted to the Basic Agent Class 84 in August 1991. Upon graduation he was assigned to the Dallas Field Division. While working in Dallas, Special Agent Tramel received letters of commendation from DEA Administrator Thomas Constantine for his work on the Mobile Enforcement Team and James Adams, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Dallas Office for his efforts on a case indicting 5 drug traffickers from Guadalajara, Mexico. Special Agent Tramel was an avid hunter and in his spare time enjoyed repairing cars and making home improvements. He was survived by his wife, Cheryl, their children, Wyatt and Whitney, his mother, Rita Tramel, and a sister, Rhonda Welch.
Comments about Royce D. Tramel
Dad... Not a day has gone by that i don't think of you... I only knew you for eight years, yes... But you were always there for me, Whitney, and mom when we needed it most! You were a great man and even though i only knew you for a short term in my life I wished you could have lived! I cry so many times when thinking about you. I cry when i remember all the good times we had together playing baseball in the backyard. I cry and that's all i can do. I'll always remember you and hope i get to see you when i die and then we can be together again and we'll be a happy family like when i was small! You'll always be in my heart father...— Wyatt Tramel
I think of you often Doug. Remember you as a little boy playing baseball with my Rusty and your Dad as Coach. You grew into a remarkable man, father and husband. Your work was so important to all of us and I realize it more as my grandchildren become teenagers. — Polly Welsh Werline