Police Officer Toribio Rodriquez

Police Officer Toribio Rodriquez

Brownsville Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Thursday, November 14, 1912

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Toribio Rodriquez

Officer Rodriquez succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained four days earlier while he and two other officers attempted to serve warrants on three men wanted for smuggling. The suspects opened fire as the three officers attempted to gain entry into the house. Officer Rodriquez was shot in the arm and back. The other two officers were also wounded.

Officer Rodriquez had only served with the agency for 5 days.


  • Age 22
  • Tour 5 days
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Sunday, November 10, 1912
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Not available

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Toribio Rodriguez was my father's uncle. His sister, Amada Rodriguez Perez, was my father's mother. My father was Felipe R. Perez. All residents of Brownsville. There is a picture of Toribio that a cousin of mine has and which I will try to get to the police dept. His name should have a face.

Rosalinda Perez Valdiviez
Great uncle

February 4, 2018

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