Deputy Sheriff Donald Roy Stockburger

Deputy Sheriff Donald Roy Stockburger

Pecos County Sheriff's Department, Texas

End of Watch Tuesday, September 23, 1997

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Donald Roy Stockburger

Deputy Stockburger died on September 23, 1997, as a result of injuries sustained when he was shot on December 11, 1990.

Deputy Stockburger was assisting in stopping a man suspected of stealing items from several vehicles. The suspect was in a stolen vehicle at the time of the stop and had several guns.

The suspect was convicted of Deputy Stockburger's murder and sentenced to life in prison.

Deputy Stockburger had served with the Pecos County Sheriff's Department for ten years. He was survived by his wife, son, and daughter.


  • Age 63
  • Tour 10 years
  • Badge 610

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Tuesday, December 11, 1990
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to life

stolen vehicle, traffic stop

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Deputy Sheriff Stockburger,
On today, the 25th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just as a Law Enforcement Officer but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Air Force. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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September 23, 2022

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