Sergeant Lance Allen McLean proudly served with the Hood County Sheriff’s Office for five years, working as a member of SWAT and an Honor Guard. He began his law enforcement career with the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office, where he served for four years, following a life long passion to protect and serve others. Sergeant McLean was known by fellow officers for his leadership.

Originally from Mississippi, Sergeant McLean met his wife, Katy, in their hometown. The two were the proud parents of Quinton and Abigail, both with special needs. Sergeant McLean treasured every moment with his amazing family and always tried to make his kids laugh. He was a huge fan of the Texas Rangers and would prank other fans at games by “photobombing” their pictures with his wife. Sergeant McLean loved spending time outdoors fishing, golfing, or doing activities with his family. On days off he would take his daughter on drives on back roads, and was always seen with a smile on his face and his hand extend to help others.

On June 29, 2013, Sergeant Lance Allen McLean passed away from a gunshot wound he sustained the previous day. He had responded to a disturbance call in the Oak Trail Shores community, where he was fatally wounded. HE is survived by his wife, Katy; son, Quinton; daughter, Abigail; mother, Joyce; brother, Randy and wife Tina; grandfather, Don; and a host of other family members.