Deputy Sheriff Esteban Velasquez, Jr.

Deputy Sheriff Esteban Velasquez, Jr.

Dallas County Sheriff's Department, Texas

End of Watch Sunday, February 24, 1980

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Esteban Velasquez, Jr.

Deputy Velasquez suffered a fatal heart attack shortly after he and his partner struggled with a suspect. They were attempting to arrest a person on a mental illness warrant. After the heart attack, he was transported to Parkland Hospital, where he suffered a second heart attack two days later and died.

Deputy Velasquez had served with the agency for 15 years. He was survived by his wife and son.

Bio

  • Age 53
  • Tour 15 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack
  • Incident Date Friday, February 22, 1980

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Deputy Sheriff Velasquez,
On today, the 40th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Dallas County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

February 24, 2020

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