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Deputy Sheriff Samuel Garcia Infante, Jr. | Dallas County Sheriff's Department, Texas Dallas County Sheriff's Department, Texas

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Samuel Garcia Infante, Jr.

Dallas County Sheriff's Department, Texas

End of Watch: Monday, February 15, 1971

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 32

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Apprehended

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Deputy Sheriff Samuel Infante, Deputy William Reese, and Deputy Arthur Robertson, of the Ellis County Sheriff's Department, were shot and killed after being abducted by two men while conducting a burglary investigation.

Deputy Reese and Deputy Infante were backing up Deputy Robertson at the home of one of the suspects. Five deputies were abducted and taken to the Trinity River. The three deputies killed, were shot execution style. A fourth Dallas County deputy was able to escape and get help. The fifth deputy was shot in the chest, but survived. Both suspects were apprehended.

Both suspects were convicted of murder and sentenced to death. Three years later they received new trials and were sentenced to life.

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My daughter is a houston police officer.
I have a great respect for your sacrifice. Your duty. And your life dedicated to protect us. You and many like you WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN.

Traconis
Houston
June 7, 2016

 

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