Bio & Incident Details
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Cause: Gunfire (Accidental)
Officer James Saavedra was accidentally shot and killed at the department's shooting range when he and another range master were sighting in a rifle. Officer Saavedra was wearing his bullet resistant vest at the time of the incident, but the rifle round penetrated his vest. The shooting took place at a range of approximately two feet.
Officer Saavedra had served with the Port of Corpus Christi Police Department for 4 years and had previously served with the Corpus Christi Independent School District Police Department. He also served with the Nueces County Constable's Office. He is survived by his wife, son, two daughters, parents, and a brother.