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Sergeant Ruben Orozco, Sr. | El Paso County Sheriff's Office, Texas El Paso County Sheriff's Office, Texas


Ruben Orozco, Sr.

El Paso County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch: Saturday, September 17, 2005

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 51

Tour: 26 years

Badge # Not available

Military veteran

Cause: Automobile accident

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Sergeant Ruben Orozco was killed in an automobile accident on I-10, near Trowbridge Drive.

The wheel from a pickup truck traveling in the opposite direction broke off, flew across the median, and struck Sergeant Orozco's patrol car on the roof and driver's door.

The patrol car stopped after scraping along the median for a quarter mile. Sergeant Orozco was transported to Thomason Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries a short time later.

Sergeant Orozco as a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and had served with the El Paso County Sheriff's Department for 26 years. He is survived by his wife, three children, and three grandchildren.

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I love you and miss you so grandpa! I wish you were still alive with us all. I didn't know you that long and you passed when I was 2. But I feel like I've known you forever. Mom still tells me stories about you and we both cry together every time hehe. I am 13 and doing good in school and have all A's. I think you would be proud. We all love you and miss you. I'm crying right now just writing this. I love you so much grandpa.

September 17, 2016


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