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 Rodriguez and Deputy Vincent Walker were shot and killed after being overpowered during a traffic stop on Bandera Road. They had stopped a vehicle for a license plate violation.

Approximately ten minutes later a citizen notified dispatchers that two deputies had been shot. Two suspects were apprehended and convicted of capital murder.

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


  • Age 28
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Convicted of capital murder

traffic stop

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Although I never got to get a chance to be able to meet you , you made my dad (yr son) John Rodriguez a good & loving person . You would've been so proud of him & what he has accomplished just like I am proud to have him as my dad . You will forever be missed Grandpa . Love you !
-your granddaughter Desiree Rodriguez

Desiree Rodriguez

May 21, 2017

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