Patrolman Antonio T. "Tony" Canales

Patrolman Antonio T. "Tony" Canales

San Antonio Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Thursday, May 18, 1972

Antonio T. "Tony" Canales

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.


  • Age 29
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge 773

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Arrested

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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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