Deputy Sheriff Albert Ochoa Garza

Deputy Sheriff Albert Ochoa Garza

Harris County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Monday, July 30, 1979

Albert Ochoa Garza

Deputy Sheriff Albert Garza was shot and killed while intervening in a robbery at a local jewelry store.

He was in plainclothes and had stopped by the store to use the phone when the owner informed him of the robbery. When he identified himself the suspects opened fire, killing him.

The suspects fled to New Orleans, Louisiana, where one of them was killed in a shootout with police. The other two suspects were apprehended. One was convicted and sentenced to death and the other was convicted of aggravated robbery. The suspect who was sentenced to death died on November 2, 2011, while on death row.

Bio

  • Age 48
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender One shot and killed

Most Recent Reflection

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Rest in Peace Officer John M. Cain. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice protecting the citizens of Harris County, Texas.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends, Co-Workers and those brave souls who have chosen to follow in your foot steps protecting the public. I also Pray that the thugs who murdered you all rot in hell.

Amen.

Senior Special Agent B.L. Sherwood (Ret)
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, TX

August 4, 2016

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