Deputy Sheriff Arturo Sanchez Balboa

Deputy Sheriff Arturo Sanchez Balboa

Maverick County Sheriff's Department, Texas

End of Watch Wednesday, November 17, 1971

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Arturo Sanchez Balboa

Deputy Sheriff Arturo Balboa was shot and killed while attempting to negotiate with a bank robbery suspect who was holding several people hostage inside a bank.

The suspect, 27, suddenly shot Deputy Balboa and then attempted to flee. He was shot and wounded by other officers and then taken into custody. On August 23, 1976, the suspect was convicted of murder and sentenced to 20 years.

Deputy Balboa was the most decorated WWII veteran from Maverick County.


  • Age 47
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to 20 years

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 40th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, PPD, eow 4/24/05

November 17, 2011

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