Police Officer Samuel Sanchez

Police Officer Samuel Sanchez

Guadalupe Police Department, California

End of Watch Sunday, April 13, 1969

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Samuel Sanchez

Officer Sanchez was transporting three prisoners to the jail in Santa Maria when his vehicle was struck by a vehicle being operated by a drunk driver. Two of the prisoners were also killed.

Officer Sanchez had served with the Guadalupe Police Department for 4 years.


  • Age 25
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge 5

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Not available

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Officer Sanchez,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Guadalupe. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

April 13, 2019

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