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Police Officer Toribio Rodriquez | Brownsville Police Department, Texas Brownsville Police Department, Texas

Police Officer

Toribio Rodriquez

Brownsville Police Department, Texas

End of Watch: Thursday, November 14, 1912

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 22

Tour: 5 days

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 11/10/1912

Weapon: Shotgun

Offender: Not available

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Officer Rodriquez succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained four days earlier while he and two other officers attempted to serve warrants on three men wanted for smuggling. The suspects opened fire as the three officers attempted to gain entry into the house. Officer Rodriquez was shot in the arm and back. The other two officers were also wounded.

Officer Rodriquez had only served with the agency for 5 days.

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Officer Rodriguez,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Brownsville.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol
November 14, 2012

 

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