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Patrol Officer Arturo Garcia | Laredo Police Department, Texas Laredo Police Department, Texas

Patrol Officer

Arturo Garcia

Laredo Police Department, Texas

End of Watch: Friday, November 16, 1917

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 31

Tour: 11 months

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; .38 caliber

Offender: Arrested

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Patrol Officer Arturo Garcia was shot and killed when he encountered a subject on San Francisco Avenue, between Jardin Street and Bruni Street.

The subject had been riding on a wagon and jumped off of it when he spotted Officer Garcia. The two exchanged words before the subject drew a .38 caliber revolver and shot Officer Garcia several times.

Another nearby officer heard the shots and arrested the subject, who was charged with Officer Garcia's murder.

Officer Garcia had served with the Laredo Police Department for 11 months. He was survived by his wife, daughter, and mother.

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Rest In Peace Brother. We remember and honor you on the 100th anniversary of your E.O.W.

Officer Mike Robinson, (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA
November 16, 2017


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