Detective Guillermo Sanchez

Detective Guillermo Sanchez

El Paso Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Saturday, December 14, 1957

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Guillermo Sanchez

Detective Guillermo Sanchez was shot and killed after he and another detective arrested two suspects who had just committed an armed robbery.

The detectives handcuffed the two suspects together and placed them in a patrol car after locating them at a drive-in theater in the 600 block of Chelsea Street.

One of the suspects was able to gain control of one of the detectives' handguns and shot Detective Sanchez in the head. The other officer was also shot and wounded. Both suspects were shot and killed by responding officers.

Detective Sanchez had served with the El Paso Police Department for two years. He was survived by his expectant wife.


  • Age 26
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Shot and killed

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My name is Miguel Banda Jr. I am willies nephew I was not born until 1959 but willies sister Bertha Sanchez is my mother and willies sister I have been trying to locate willies ex wife but have reached no contacts also not much info on my uncle my mom pasted away. 20 years ago and she never really liked to talk about that tragic day any info you have please call me at 915-629-7602 I am really interested on any info you might have thank you

Miguel Banda Jr

February 1, 2016

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