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Detective Guillermo Sanchez | El Paso Police Department, Texas El Paso Police Department, Texas


Guillermo Sanchez

El Paso Police Department, Texas

End of Watch: Saturday, December 14, 1957

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 26

Tour: 2 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Officer's handgun

Offender: Shot and killed

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Detective Guillermo Sanchez was shot and killed after he and another detective arrested two suspects who had just committed an armed robbery.

The detectives handcuffed the two suspects together and placed them in a patrol car. One of the suspects was able to gain control of one of the detectives' handguns and shot Detective Sanchez in the head. The other officer was also shot and wounded. Both suspects were shot and killed by responding officers.

Detective Sanchez had been with the agency for two years and was survived by his expectant wife.

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