Constable Pedro R. Sendejo

Constable Pedro R. Sendejo

Duval County Constable's Office - Precinct 1, Texas

End of Watch Friday, August 4, 1961

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Pedro R. Sendejo

Constable Pedro Sendejo was shot and killed by a man who had just been arrested by the county sheriff for burglarizing a nearby house.

The sheriff handed the suspect over to Constable Sendejo. As the constable walked the man to his patrol car the man produced a .22 caliber pistol and shot Constable Sendejo twice in the chest. The suspect was charged with capital murder.

Constable Sendejo had served as constable for only nine months. He had previously served as a deputy for the Duval County Sheriff's Department for 14 years. He was survived by his wife five children.


  • Age 41
  • Tour 15 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .22 caliber
  • Offender Charged with capital murder

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Rest in Peace Constable Pedro R. Sendejo. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice protecting the citizens of Duval County, Texas.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends, Co-Workers and those brave souls who have chosen to follow in your foot steps protecting the public. I also Pray that the thug who murdered you is rotting in hell.


Senior Special Agent B.L. Sherwood (Ret)
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, TX

August 4, 2016

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