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Deputy Sheriff Luis L. Garza | Atascosa County Sheriff's Department, Texas Atascosa County Sheriff's Department, Texas

Deputy Sheriff

Luis L. Garza

Atascosa County Sheriff's Department, Texas

End of Watch: Thursday, July 19, 1973

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 32

Tour: 5 months

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Not available

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Deputy Luis Garza and his wife, Elida, were shot and killed after being abducted by a suspect. Deputy Garza's wife was riding with him when he pulled over a vehicle for a traffic violation. The driver was actually en route to rob a bank in a nearby town. He abducted Deputy Garza at gunpoint and forced him to drive his patrol car, as his wife followed in the suspect's car, to an abandoned farmhouse. Once at the farmhouse the suspect handcuffed Deputy Garza and his wife together and then shot them both. The suspect was arrested and convicted of both murders.

Deputy Garza had served with the agency for only five months.

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THANK YOU FOR SAYING THOSE WONDERFULL WORDS OF MY PARENTS.I WAS VERY YOUNG TO REMEMBER BUT ALL I WANT TO REMEMBER ARE BEUTIFUL WORDS I HEAR ABOUT THEM . I REMEMBER MY DAD ALWAYS TELLING ME THAT ONE DAY HE WOULD TAKE US BACK HOME WHERE THE STARS LOOKS LIKE THE CITY. I NEVER FORGOT EACH TIME I SEE THE CITY WITH ALL THE LIGHTS I LOOK UP AND TELL MY DAD YOUR HOME DAD MY MOM WAS A ANGEL EVERYBODY LOVED MY MOM WE WERE ALWAYS HER FIRST IN HER LIST.SHE WAS AMAZING . THANK YOU FOR SHARING THOSE MEMORIES .GOD BLESS ALL OF YOU AND EVERYONE WHO IS ALWAYS LOOKING OUT FOR US THE SHERIFFS AND OFFICERS. MAY GOD BE BY YOU ALL ALWAYS

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November 7, 2011

 

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