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Patrolman Antonio T. San Antonio Police Department, Texas


Antonio T. "Tony" Canales

San Antonio Police Department, Texas

End of Watch: Thursday, May 18, 1972

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 29

Tour: 2 years

Badge # 773

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Arrested

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Patrolman Tony Canales was shot and killed while attempting to take several robbery suspects into custody on Frio City Road.

The suspects attempted to flee but crashed their car after Patrolman Canales returned fire. One of the subjects was arrested at the scene. The second subject fled but was arrested hiding under a nearby house several days later.

Patrolman Canales had served with the San Antonio Police Department for two years. He was survived by his wife and three children.

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Rest in Peace Officer Antonio Canales. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice protecting the citizens of San Antonio, Texas.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends and Co-Workers. I also Pray that the hounds of hell forever gnaw at the bones of those bastards responsible for your murder. May they burn forever in the lake of fire!


Senior Special Agent B.L. Sherwood
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, TX
May 18, 2016


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