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Assistant Chief of Police Ricardo DeAlejandro | Mathis Police Department, Texas Mathis Police Department, Texas

Assistant Chief of Police

Ricardo DeAlejandro

Mathis Police Department, Texas

End of Watch: Thursday, October 28, 1982

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 36

Tour: 6 years

Badge # Not available

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Sentenced to 14 years

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Assistant Chief of Police Ricardo DeAlejandro was shot and killed while working an undercover narcotics operation at a bar in Robstown.

Three men, unrelated to the narcotics investigation, entered the bar and one of them shot Assistant Chief DeAlejandro.

The subject was convicted of murder and carrying a weapon in a premises licensed to sell alcoholic beverages. He was sentenced to 14 years.

Assistant Chief DeAlejandro was a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Vietnam War. He had served with the Mathis Police Department for six years.

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Thank you Ricardo DeAlejandro for your service to our Great Nation, and for your contributions to eradicate drugs. May God bless you with a seat at his table in Heaven.

Retired First Sergeant Thomas Webb
New York State Police
October 11, 2016


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