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Deputy Sheriff Albert Ochoa Garza | Harris County Sheriff's Office, Texas Harris County Sheriff's Office, Texas

Deputy Sheriff

Albert Ochoa Garza

Harris County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch: Monday, July 30, 1979

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 48

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: One shot and killed

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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.

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I have the pleasure to have met your wonderful son Warren...a wonderful man and great human being...a reflection of his father...may you rest in peace Sir...

Deputy Y. C. Huerta
July 30, 2014


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