Bio & Incident Details
Age: Not available
Tour: 2 years
Badge # Not available
Weapon: Officer's handgun
Offender: Case never solved
Deputy Constable Ricky Lewis was found shot to death near his cruiser.
He had just dropped his partner off at home and was heading home himself when he stopped an unknown person. During a scuffle the suspect gained control of Constable Lewis' handgun and shot him with it. When other officers found him his body was laying on top of a .357 caliber handgun.
No suspect or motive were ever identified in the case. However, Constable Lewis' stolen duty weapon was later recovered in a search of the home of a suspect who shot and killed Trooper David Rucker and Patrolman Enrique Carrisalez in 1981. That suspect was never charged with Constable Lewis' death but was sentenced to death for the other two murders and was executed in 1993.
Constable Lewis had served with the Hidalgo County Constable's Office - Precinct 3 for two years. He was survived by his parents.
Related Line of Duty Deaths
Trooper David Irvine Rucker
Patrolman Enrique L. Carrisalez