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Constable Santiago Hinojosa | Hidalgo County Constable's Office - Precinct 1, Texas Hidalgo County Constable's Office - Precinct 1, Texas

Constable

Santiago Hinojosa

Hidalgo County Constable's Office - Precinct 1, Texas

End of Watch: Saturday, March 30, 1912

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 37

Tour: 1 year, 6 months

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Rifle; .32 caliber carbine

Offender: Not available

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Constable Santiago Hinojosa was shot and killed while attempting to disarm several men in Mercedes, Texas.

One of the subjects opened fire on him with a .32 caliber rifle, striking him in the heart. Two men were arrested for his murder and two others escaped. It is not known if any of the men involved in his murder were ever tried.

Constable Hinojosa had served as the elected constable of Hidalgo County Precinct 1 for approximately 18 months. He was survived by his wife.

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