Sergeant Joseph Daniel Bock

Sergeant Joseph Daniel Bock

Corpus Christi Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Wednesday, September 9, 1987

Joseph Daniel Bock

Sergeant Bock was shot and killed after attempting to arrest a suspect he had just chased. The suspect was able to disarm Sergeant Bock and shot him four times. The man then shot at a passing truck before shooting Sergeant Bock two more times.

The suspect fled the scene but was later apprehended and sentenced to death. On June 12, 2004, the suspect was found to be mentally ill and his sentence was commuted to life with the possibility of parole.

Sergeant Bock had been with the agency for 13 years. He was survived by his two daughters, mother, and two sisters.

Bio

  • Age 40
  • Tour 13 years
  • Badge 110

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Sentence commuted to life

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As it approaches that horrible day we lost you, I miss you Brother, thinking about stories we could have told on each other, stories and guidance we could have shared with our kids and now grandkids. Know that you are not forgotten and you do live on in our hearts.

David Davis
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September 7, 2018

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