Police Officer James Saavedra

Police Officer James Saavedra

Port of Corpus Christi Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Wednesday, December 19, 2007

James Saavedra

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.


  • Age 40
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Accidental)

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Hi James --- going on 9 years now ... today is the Corpus Christi Annual Police Memorial and, though I/we still miss you everyday, you and your family are among the many LEO's that will be remembered and honored again this year. Your kids are getting big !! :)
Miss ya buddy .... we'll never forget you

Tom Mylett, Chief of Police
Port of Corpus Christi Police Dept

May 16, 2016

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