Deputy Constable John David Garcia

Deputy Constable John David Garcia

Montgomery County Constable's Office - Precinct 5, Texas

End of Watch Thursday, July 17, 2003

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John David Garcia

Deputy Constable John Garcia was killed when his patrol car was struck by an SUV that the driver had lost control of on Texas 149 near the intersection with FM 1488.

The driver of the SUV became distracted as she attempted to catch papers that were falling off of the dashboard. Her vehicle crossed into oncoming traffic, collided with a truck, and then landed on top of Deputy Constable Garcia's patrol car, killing him instantly.

Deputy Constable Garcia had served with the Montgomery County Constable's Office - Precinct 5 for four years, and had previously served with the Montgomery County Constable's Office - Precinct 1 for two years. He is survived by his wife, child, parents, and siblings.


  • Age 33
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge 8507

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

routine driving

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Heavenly Father, You are Compassionate and Merciful. None of America’s Peace Officers leave home without the fear of not returning at the end of their watch. It is a fear that is lived daily. Unfortunately, the worst does sometimes come to pass, and lives are left shattered. Lord God, bless and keep the hearts and souls of those who have lost loved ones in the line of duty. Wipe away the tears from their eyes. Soothe their pain and bind up their emotional wounds through the wounds of Your beloved Son, the Lord Jesus Christ. In His name, I pray. Amen.

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons [children] of God.” [Matthew 5:9 ESV]

“Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.” [Psalm 23:4 ESV]

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, NCCA, FCPO-USA
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Captain Steven R. Closs (Ret.)
Nashua NH Police Department

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