Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 7 years
Badge # 8521
Cause: Automobile accident
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.