Patrolman Felix Luna Salinas, Sr.

Patrolman Felix Luna Salinas, Sr.

Kingsville Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Friday, May 29, 1981

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Felix Luna Salinas, Sr.

Patrolman Felix Salinas was killed when his patrol car was struck by a drunk driver who was speeding and failed to stop at a stop sign on Caesar Avenue.

Patrolman Salinas' partner was injured in the accident. The driver was convicted of involuntary manslaughter and sentenced to 10 years probation.

Patrolman Salinas had served with the Kingsville Police Department for four years. He was survived by his wife, two sons, parents, brother, and sister.


  • Age 29
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Sentenced to 10 years probation

drunk driver

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Felix, after 36 years, I still remember very clearly the night Rodney G. Adams drove into our patrol car, and remembering the remorse I felt because I survived and did not…and knowing that you had a family that depended on you.

I still clearly recall the moments immediately before and after the impact, and I suppose I always will.

You were a good man, and I know the Good Lord must have made room for you where good people go after they pass on.

Even now, as I write this, and after 36 years, I cannot help but become emotional as memories of that night return. I never forget to say a prayer for you on May 29th.

I went on work with IRS (various positions, including CID) and with the Criminal Division, Fraud Section of the US Department of Justice.

Now a civilian
Former KPD

November 7, 2017

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