Reserve Deputy Sheriff Joshua B. Rodriguez, Jr.

Reserve Deputy Sheriff Joshua B. Rodriguez, Jr.

Bexar County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Friday, February 2, 1973

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Joshua B. Rodriguez, Jr.

Reserve Deputy Sheriff Joshua Rodriguez and Deputy Sheriff Vincent Walker were shot and killed after a traffic stop on Bandera Road.

They had stopped a vehicle for a license plate violation. As they walked up to the car, two men opened fire; one with a .38 caliber revolver and the other with a .22. Approximately ten minutes later, a citizen notified dispatchers that two deputies had been shot.

Two suspects, 22 and 28, were apprehended. On May 30, 1973, both were convicted of burglarizing a home, two counts of capital murder, and sentenced to three life terms.

Reserve Deputy Rodriguez had served with the Bexar County Sheriff's Office for two years. He was survived by his wife and two sons, one of whom went on to serve with the Bexar County Sheriff's Office.


  • Age 28
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .38 caliber
  • Offender Sentenced to life

traffic stop

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Deputy Sheriff Rodriguez,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you to you and your Partner for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Bexar County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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February 2, 2023

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