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Patrolman Fulgencio Velasco, III | Mission Police Department, Texas Mission Police Department, Texas


Fulgencio Velasco, III

Mission Police Department, Texas

End of Watch: Saturday, December 16, 1978

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 26

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Shot and killed

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Patrolman Fulgencio Velasco was shot and killed when he and his partner responded to a disturbance at a small restaurant.

As the officers entered the establishment through the back door they were immediately met with gunfire and Patrolman Velasco was shot several times. Despite his wounds he was able to return fire and kill the suspect. A second suspect was shot and wounded by Patrolman Velasco's partner when he tried to retrieve the dead suspect's weapon.

Patrolman Velasco was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

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Patrolman Velasco,
On today, the 35th anniversary of your death, I would just like to say thank you for our service and sacrifice for the citizens of Mission. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol
December 17, 2013


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