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Deputy Sheriff Esteban Velasquez, Jr. | Dallas County Sheriff's Department, Texas Dallas County Sheriff's Department, Texas

Deputy Sheriff

Esteban Velasquez, Jr.

Dallas County Sheriff's Department, Texas

End of Watch: Sunday, February 24, 1980

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 53

Tour: 15 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Heart attack

Incident Date: 2/22/1980

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Deputy Velasquez suffered a fatal heart attack shortly after he and his partner struggled with a suspect. They were attempting to arrest a person on a mental illness warrant. After the heart attack, he was transported to Parkland Hospital, where he suffered a second heart attack two days later and died.

Deputy Velasquez had served with the agency for 15 years. He was survived by his wife and son.

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Thanks for your 15 years of services, Esteban.

David
February 24, 2012

 

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