DALLAS – Luminant today released the following statement regarding the death of Terrell Cowherd:
We are extremely saddened by the tragic death this weekend of Luminant employee Terrell Cowherd.
The Dallas Police Department reports Cowherd, age 26, was stabbed to death early Saturday morning while trying to defuse a street altercation in Dallas. Police made one arrest Saturday and on Sunday announced a second arrest of the man they believe did the stabbing and charged him with murder.
Kim Mireles, vice president of environmental services at Luminant, worked with Cowherd and said she was shocked at learning of the death of one of her team members, "He was known as one of the kindest and friendliest people on our staff, always smiling and cordial, " she said. "It is not surprising that Terrell interceded in an altercation to calm the situation. Terrell exuded leadership qualities at a very young age,” she added.
"He'll be missed by everyone who knew him, particularly his Luminant family,” Mireles said.
Cowherd began what would have been a long and fruitful career with Luminant on November 5, 2012. A graduate in civil engineering from Prairie View A&M University, he came to Luminant after being employed with the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department. He was employed with Luminant as an associate engineer for environmental services in the mining department and had the lead for preparing and submitting mine permits to the Railroad Commission of Texas for the company's Monticello and Thermo Mines.
In learning of the death of Cowherd, Luminant chief executive officer Mac McFarland said, "Although we're a company of 4,400 employees doing many different jobs at our plants and mines across the state as we provide electric power for Texas, we're still a family and feel a deep sense of loss from Terrell's death. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family,” said McFarland.
"As we all grieve, I also want to express my thanks on behalf of all Luminant employees to Chief David Brown and the Dallas Police Department for their fine work in quickly making arrests,” added McFarland.