Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 10 years
Badge # Not available
Weapon: Handgun; .22 caliber
Offender: Shot and killed
Constable Gonzalez was shot and killed while off duty by a man who held a grudge against him. Constable Gonzalez had stopped by a pool hall he owned and, as he was playing pool, was shot in the head by the suspect.
The suspect was sentenced to 20 years but released after serving only 13 years. Shortly after being released he was stopped for a traffic violation by a state trooper and shot and killed when he began to struggle with the trooper.
Constable Gonzalez had previously served with the Zapata County Sheriff's Department for 10 years. He was survived by his wife and family.