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Deputy Sheriff Rex Harrison St. John | Karnes County Sheriff's Department, Texas Karnes County Sheriff's Department, Texas

Deputy Sheriff

Rex Harrison St. John

Karnes County Sheriff's Department, Texas

End of Watch: Saturday, February 29, 1992

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 24

Tour: 3 years

Badge # 106

Cause: Vehicular assault

Weapon: Automobile; Alcohol involved

Offender: Not available

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Deputy Rex St. John was killed when his patrol car was struck by a drunk driver as he responded to a fight in progress. The collision occurred at the intersection of State Highway 72 and FM 81. The impact knocked both vehicles into the Runge Museum.

A passenger in the drunk driver's vehicle was killed at the scene. Deputy St. John was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

Deputy St. John had served with the agency for three years. He was survived by his wife, two children, mother, and sister.

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22 years and the pain of this night never gets any easier............ I love you Rex!

Marcie St. John
Dallas Police Department/sister
March 1, 2014

 

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