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Patrolman Antonio Guzman, Jr. | Houston Police Department, Texas Houston Police Department, Texas

Patrolman

Antonio Guzman, Jr.

Houston Police Department, Texas

End of Watch: Tuesday, January 9, 1973

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 31

Tour: 2 years

Badge # 1111

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; .25 caliber

Offender: Shot and wounded

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Patrolman Antonio Guzman was shot and killed after he and his partner stopped a pickup truck for driving with no tail lights. While searching the truck a box of ammunition was found and the patrolmen asked the drived to exit the vehicle. When the officers' tried to search the drive, the driver pulled out a .25 calliber handgun and shot Patrolman Guzman in the chest. He and his partner were able to return fire, striking the suspect four times, critically wounding him.

Patrolman Guzman had been with the agency for two years and had previously served with the United States Army. He was survived by his wife and son.

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I still remember. We sat next to each other in the academy. Class # 51. I can still hear your voice, remember how serious you were about the new career. What a blow it was to lose you. I wish we could have retired together also.

G.V. Hogwood
HPD (RET), Burnet Co. S.O.
October 4, 2013

 

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