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Sergeant Joseph Daniel Bock | Corpus Christi Police Department, Texas Corpus Christi Police Department, Texas

Sergeant

Joseph Daniel Bock

Corpus Christi Police Department, Texas

End of Watch: Wednesday, September 9, 1987

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 40

Tour: 13 years

Badge # 110

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Officer's handgun

Offender: Sentence commuted to life

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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.

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JD,
For many years I have thought about that terrible day. You were a wonderful neighbor, mentor, and confidant. You provided support to my mother and her troubled family. Your daughters were my older friends, and in your way, you were a positive male role model in my life. I will never forget when the girls snuck in your room and threw grape stems on you as you slept. I never laughed so hard, and you were the ultimate practical joker. I won't forget the neighborhood BBQs and the peace we all had knowing you were watching out for us.

You were a wonderful human being. All through my young years, my prayers at night included, "I love you good night, JD." Every once in a while, I still say it to honor my hero.

You will never know just how much you impacted my life.

A neighbor
A neighbor
March 27, 2015

 

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