Special Deputy Virgil Fred Wiatrek

Special Deputy Virgil Fred Wiatrek

Karnes County Sheriff's Department, Texas

End of Watch Saturday, February 7, 1970

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Virgil Fred Wiatrek

Special Sheriff's Deputy Virgil Wiatrek was shot and killed in the line of duty.

Deputy Wiatrek of Karnes City was killed on a Saturday night in a dance hall brawl that he and another deputy were trying to break up. Wiatrek was shot three times when a youth grabbed another deputy's gun and turned it on the two officers as they attempted to stop a fight in which a man had been stabbed.


  • Age 24
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available


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Rest In Peace Brother LEO. Thank you Hero and your family for your sacrifice, courage and service. Always remembered.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret.)
Upland Police Dept. CA

February 7, 2020

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