Deputy Sheriff Esteban Velasquez, Jr.

Deputy Sheriff Esteban Velasquez, Jr.

Dallas County Sheriff's Department, Texas

End of Watch Sunday, February 24, 1980

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.


  • Age 53
  • Tour 15 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

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

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Thanks for your 15 years of services, Esteban.


February 24, 2012

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