Deputy Sheriff Rudolpho Filberto Sanchez

Deputy Sheriff Rudolpho Filberto Sanchez

Costilla County Sheriff's Office, Colorado

End of Watch Monday, April 16, 1973

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Rudolpho Filberto Sanchez

Deputy Sanchez was shot and killed after responding to a fight at a local bar. While on the scene he was shot with a .22 caliber pistol. Four suspects fled the scene and were later arrested in New Mexico. One of the suspects was tried but was found not guilty.

Deputy Sanchez had served with the agency for 1 year. He was survived by his wife and son.


  • Age 28
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .22 caliber
  • Offender Acquitted

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Hi grandpa, I wish I would of remembered this, I would of wrote on here more often.
Im sorry I haven't in so long but there's not a day I don't think of you. Even though we never met, I know your in heaven looking down, protecting us still ♡ When I go to my dads, he has a whole wall of pictures of you. Its like a memorial and when I see it, it warms up my soul and I can feel you around. I know he misses you so much. He has became a great man and father. I know your proud of him. I am so happy to call you grandpa. I miss you & love you. You will never be forgotten.
Always, your granddaughter ♡

Alexandria Sanchez

April 22, 2020

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