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Narcotics Officer Gregory Urquiaga, Jr. | Galveston Police Department, Texas Galveston Police Department, Texas

Narcotics Officer

Gregory Urquiaga, Jr.

Galveston Police Department, Texas

End of Watch: Saturday, December 11, 1976

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 24

Tour: 3 years

Badge # 515

Cause: Gunfire (Accidental)

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Narcotics Officer Gregory Urquiaga was accidentally shot and killed by another officer while searching for a suspect at 2300 hours.

He and the other officers were conducting a raid on a heroin suspect in a condo complex, but the suspect was not there. The suspect's girlfriend was able to lure him back to the complex. When an empty elevator opened on the floor the officers began to scramble to find the suspect. As Officer Urquiaga proceeded through a stair well the other officer observed a body and pistol come around the corner quickly, and opened fire, fatally wounding Officer Urquiaga.

Officer Urquiaga had been with the agency for three years and was survived by his wife.

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Heroes live forever, Officer Urquiaga, and we will never forget. Thank you for the sacrifice you made for the citizens of Galveston and the great State of Texas.

Greater Houston C.O.P.S.

December 11, 2013

 

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