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Deputy Sheriff Rudolpho Filberto Sanchez | Costilla County Sheriff's Office, Colorado Costilla County Sheriff's Office, Colorado

Deputy Sheriff

Rudolpho Filberto Sanchez

Costilla County Sheriff's Office, Colorado

End of Watch: Monday, April 16, 1973

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 28

Tour: 1 year

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; .22 caliber

Offender: Acquitted

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Deputy Sanchez was shot and killed after responding to a fight at a local bar. While on the scene he was shot with a .22 caliber pistol. Four suspects fled the scene and were later arrested in New Mexico. One of the suspects was tried but was found not guilty.

Deputy Sanchez had served with the agency for 1 year. He was survived by his wife and son.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 39th anniversary of your death. 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.

I pray for solace for all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace. Thanks to your family for sharing their memories and devotion to you through their reflections.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
April 17, 2012

 

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