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Sergeant Gene Wilson Christopher | Kingsville Police Department, Texas Kingsville Police Department, Texas


Gene Wilson Christopher

Kingsville Police Department, Texas

End of Watch: Sunday, February 9, 1958

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 26

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Officer's handgun

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Sergeant Gene Christopher was shot and killed with his own service weapon while backing up another officer at a bar disturbance. When Sergeant Christopher arrived he encountered several officers attempting to restrain one of the subjects. As Sergeant Christopher assisted the officers the man grabbed his gun and shot him in the chest. The suspect was arrested and sentenced to life in prison.

Sergeant Christopher was a US Navy veteran who served five years during the Korean War. Sergeant Christopher was survived by his wife and son.

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Sgt. Christopher,
While I did not know you, I used to see an oil painting of you in at the Kingsville Police Department when I lived there. Your sacrifice is not forgotten. God Bless You and your family.

Reserve Sgt. Richard E. Wood Jr.
Montgomery County Pct. 1 Constable's Department
April 11, 2012


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