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Patrolman Antonio T. San Antonio Police Department, Texas

Patrolman

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

Incident Date: 5/18/1972

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Suspect: 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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Will always remember howw he always wanted to be a police officer. Recall how he was always helping others less fortunate than he. Telling to never forget your roots and try to help others. Set a goal and reach for it.

MSG {Ret} Eloy M Alcoser
Brother-in-Law
March 17, 2012

 

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