Sergeant John Mathew Maki

Sergeant John Mathew Maki

Celeste Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Tuesday, February 10, 2004

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John Mathew Maki

Sergeant John Maki was killed in an automobile crash while en route to assist in an ongoing investigation.

He was called in the work from a day off at the request of the police chief to assist in the investigation. Sergeant Maki was driving on FM 544 when he was involved in a collision with another vehicle. He was flown to Parkland Hospital in Dallas where he was pronounced dead.

Sergeant Maki was a United States Army veteran and had served with the Celeste Police Department for 2 years. He is survived by his parents.


  • Age 33
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge 301
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

investigation, vehicle crash

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Sgt. Maki,
On today, the 20th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Army in South Korea during the Cold War. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol(Retired)

February 10, 2024

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