Police Officer Fabian Dale Dominguez

Police Officer Fabian Dale Dominguez

San Antonio Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Sunday, January 15, 1995

Fabian Dale Dominguez

Officer Dominguez was shot and killed while investigating a burglary in his neighborhood. As Officer Dominguez was returning home from work he noticed a suspicious vehicle a few blocks from his home. As he was approaching the vehicle with his weapon drawn he ordered the driver to turn off the car and give him the keys.

As he reached in to get the keys the suspect smacked his gun away and shot him at the same time, causing him to drop his weapon inside the vehicle. The suspect then exited the vehicle, retrieved the weapon, and shot him several more times.

The suspect who shot Officer Dominguez was sentenced to death and executed on January 17, 2007. One of the other two suspects was sentenced to life. The third suspect was sentenced to 25 years in prison for engaging in organized crime.

Officer Dominguez had served with the agency for 2 years. He was survived by his wife and two daughters.


  • Age 29
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Executed in 2007

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A very large part of me died that day. You and I, along with your wife and mine, we were all in the young adult bible study group. I was two years a head of you at the time that monster killed you. I was a police officer that worked at University Health system Police, Bexar County Texas. We talked that night. I knew you were going home a little early that night and found out you were killed after I got home and was taking off my uniform. My wife had the news on and she was getting her nursing uniform on to go to work.

You were our first friend to die in the line of duty, sadly you would not be the last. I was and still am a Mental Health Peace Officer to this day. By 1999 after John Anthony "Rocky" Riojas was killed I was burned out. Nothing I had learned while serving as a Army Ranger in the 2/75 Ranger Bn. was able to help me deal with the loss of co-workers, so I became withdrawn, by 2004 while working in Rockport Texas, I checked into the VA Hospital for help.

Today after 10 surgeries from shot gun pellets in my arm to 13 fractures in my lower back and two on my right foot, the 2nd one just before we were hit dead
on by Hurricane Harvey and three in each eye I am ready to return to the job. On 8-01-2018 my young all white German Shepard will be going to doggie boot camp by her self, followed by me for the rest of our training together and then I plan to return to work, this time with Rockport Police Dept. where for the first time since Former Aransas County Sheriff Mark Gilliam was killed in a two-vehicle wreck. We also became friends after his Group known as The gospel force, performed at our church is San Antonio Texas. By 2001 I was working for him and we sold our house in San Antonio and my whole family now lives here on 8 1/2 acers with two houses on it. I miss you both. A lot of joy and heartache has come with this job sine 1991. We now have a son in his forth year of criminal justice. He is the reason I have pushed past the pain and will be going back into police work as a K-9 officer at the age of 58 years old, he just turned 25 on July 14th,, on that day Mark would have just turned 58, I am 57 now but I will be 58 when my dog "Dixie" and I pass the course. I have shut my life out to the families of other officers. Our oldest daughter Christina has a mental age of a 3 year old and has been in a wheel chair all her life and I am the one who cares for her and paid to do so by the State of Texas, but I long for the day that I can return to Law enforcement and work along side our son. I have spent many hours telling him about the pain of losing a fellow officer. And whole family know to leave dad alone, as I sit alone with tears in my eyes as I watch the funeral of a fallen officer, if Jesus was not my Lord I would not of been able to work past my friends death. I stand for our flag which I have given service to for the last forty years as a Army Ranger and as a Texas Peace officer, but I can only find my own peace and strength when I kneel at the cross and submit to his will as it is written in my Bible.

Mental Health Peace Officer PID: 6369
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July 21, 2018

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