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Trooper Eduardo Chavez | Texas Department of Public Safety - Texas Highway Patrol, Texas Texas Department of Public Safety - Texas Highway Patrol, Texas

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Eduardo Chavez

Texas Department of Public Safety - Texas Highway Patrol, Texas

End of Watch: Tuesday, May 2, 2006

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 30

Tour: 7 years

Badge # 8521

Cause: Automobile crash

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Trooper Eduardo Chavez was killed in an automobile accident on U.S. 83 while responding to backup another trooper who had requested emergency assistance while making a narcotics arrest near the Hidalgo County / Starr County line.

As Trooper Chavez was approaching the scene of the incident one of the tires on his patrol car blew out, causing the vehicle to flip over several times. Despite wearing his seat belt, Trooper Chavez suffered fatal head injuries in the accident.

He was flown to Mission Regional Medical Center where he died shortly after arrival.

The officer who had requested backup was Trooper Chavez's brother.

Trooper Chavez had served with the Texas Highway Patrol for 3 years and had served in law enforcement for 7 years. He was survived by his expectant wife, who gave birth to his son the following month.

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It's hard to imagine that it has been 11 years since you left us, Ed. There isn't a day that goes by in which I don't think of you and smile. I miss you, buddy...but I'm comforted in the knowledge that with each passing day it is just one closer to day I'll get to see you again. Until then, please help keep watch over us all.

Love ya, buddy.

Howard Hawbaker
May 2, 2017

 

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