Chief of Police Jesus Rosalez, Jr.

Chief of Police Jesus Rosalez, Jr.

Elsa Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Saturday, October 30, 1982

Jesus Rosalez, Jr.

Chief Rosalez was shot and killed after responding to a disturbance in which a man was refusing to get out of another man's truck. The suspect opened fire with Chief Rosalez asked him to exit the truck. The chief was able to return fire and killed the suspect. The suspect was carrying $10,000 in cash and was wanted in Mexico for the murder of a Mexican federal officer.

Chief Rosalez had been with the agency for 7 years and was survived by his wife and four children.


  • Age 34
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 32nd anniversary year of your death. I am privileged to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service.

My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater

February 2, 2014

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