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Jailer Jose Gerardo Herrera | Webb County Sheriff's Department, Texas Webb County Sheriff's Department, Texas

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Jose Gerardo Herrera

Webb County Sheriff's Department, Texas

End of Watch: Tuesday, February 4, 1986

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 22

Tour: 4 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 2/3/1986

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Sentenced to death

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Jailer Herrera was shot and killed by a prisoner who had somehow obtained a gun. Jailer Herrera, who was unarmed, was about to take the prisoner to make a phone call when he saw the gun and was shot in the head. He was taken to a local hospital where he succumbed to his wound at 1:20 am the following morning. The Laredo Police Department SWAT team subdued the suspect.

The man was convicted of capital murder and sentenced to death. He died of cancer while awaiting the sentence to be carried out.

Jailer Herrera had served with the agency for 4 years. He was survived by his parents, four sisters, and two brothers.

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Curly was a good person to me, he gave me good advice when he was still with us. i said a prayer for him today. while it has been some time, i have never forgotten the good man. I extend my love to his family. be well.

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