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 12 years old when Officer Sartain was gunned down by a coward on a warm summer night. I remember my mother crying on the phone while talking to my dad about what had happened to this young man. 48 years later and I still remember the immediate aftermath of that tragic day. Thanks for your service John. The community of Corpus Christi will always be thinking of you and the sacrifice you made.

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October 3, 2019

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