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

Patrolman

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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Rest In Peace Patrolman John William Sartain. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice protecting the citizens of Corpus Christi, Texas.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends and Co-Workers. I also Pray that the hounds of hell forever gnaw on the soul of your murderer.

Amen.

B. Sherwood Senior Special Agent retired
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, TX
August 20, 2016

 

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