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Patrolman John William Sartain | Corpus Christi Police Department, Texas Corpus Christi Police Department, Texas


John William Sartain

Corpus Christi Police Department, Texas

End of Watch: Friday, August 20, 1971

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 22

Tour: Not available

Badge # 133

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Rifle

Offender: Convicted

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Patrolman Sartain was shot and killed by a sniper while using an employee entrance at the police station during a shift change. The suspect, who lived in an apartment complex 200-yards behind the police station, was apprehended and convicted of Patrolman Sartain's murder.

Patrolman Sartain was survived by his wife, son, brother, and mother.

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Heroes live forever, Patrolman Sartain, and we will never forget. Thank you for the sacrifice you made for the citizens of Corpus Christi and the great State of Texas.

Greater Houston C.O.P.S.
August 20, 2013


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