Constable Felix Valenzuela

Constable Felix Valenzuela

Brewster County Constable's Office - Precinct 2, Texas

End of Watch Sunday, June 19, 1938

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Felix Valenzuela

Constable Felix Valenzuela was shot and killed when he and the justice of the peace stopped a car near the Mexican border that was suspected of transporting illegal liquor.

One of the suspects grabbed the justice's pistol and shot Constable Valenzuela. The suspect then stole their car and fled to Mexico. The other two suspects fled into Mexico on foot.

Constable Valenzuela was survived by his wife and family.


  • Age 56
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Fled to Mexico

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Ramon, I just read a little bit about your great-grandfather and the Valenzuela Ranch in a book about the Big Bend area called Yonderlings by Ben English. He spoke very highly of Felix Valenzuela. That led me to this sight to find out more about this hero from our past. I’m glad that you were able to learn about him from your grandmother.
In his absence, I want to thank you for his service. I’m grateful for all the men and women in law enforcement.

Lori Warren, Texas resident

December 28, 2023

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