Patrolman John William Sartain

Patrolman John William Sartain

Corpus Christi Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Friday, August 20, 1971

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John William Sartain

Patrolman Sartain was shot and killed by a sniper while using an employee entrance at the police station during a shift change. The suspect, who lived in an apartment complex 200-yards behind the police station, was apprehended and convicted of Patrolman Sartain's murder.

Patrolman Sartain was survived by his wife, son, brother, and mother.

Bio

  • Age 22
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 133

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender Convicted

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I was a civilian employee at the department when John Sartain was killed. My heart goes out to his family every time I think of that awful time.

Daphne Miller (Dee Wray at the time)
City employee at the station

February 2, 2020

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