photo of Royce D. Tramel
photo of Royce D. Tramel

Royce D. Tramel

Special Agent In Charge

June 05, 1964 - August 28, 2000

On August 28, 2000, Special Agent Royce D. “Doug” Tramel was struck and killed by a vehicle. He was 36 years of age at the time of his death.

Special Agent Tramel graduated from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, in May 1986 with a bachelor’s degree in political science. In August 1986, 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 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, Alabama, Enforcement Team and from James Adams, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Dallas Office, for his efforts on a case indicting five drug traffickers from Guadalajara, Mexico.

Special Agent Tramel was an avid hunter and enjoyed repairing cars and making home improvements. He was survived by his wife, Cheryl; their children, Wyatt and Whitney; his mother, Rita; and one sister, Rhonda Welch.  

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