Deputy Sheriff Alvin Marcellus Albrecht

Deputy Sheriff Alvin Marcellus Albrecht

Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Tuesday, December 1, 1942

Alvin Marcellus Albrecht

Deputy Albrecht succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained three days earlier while investigating a disturbance at a local bar. When he arrived at the scene he overhead one of the men involved threaten the life of the other man. Upon hearing the threat, Deputy Albrecht turned his flashlight on the man and identified himself as a deputy.

The man immediately opened fire, striking Deputy Albrecht. The suspect then fled the scene but was followed by other officers to a nearby home. He was taken into custody a short time later.

Deputy Albrecht was taken to Grandview Hospital where he succumbed to his wounds three days later. The suspect was sentenced to death and executed on May 2, 1944.

Deputy Albrecht was survived by his wife.


  • Age 49
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Sunday, November 29, 1942
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Executed in 1944

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He is my great uncle and I spent five years in Edinburg as a student at the then UTPA (class of 2000). I even worked at the county seat as a VA Work Study for the county Veterans Service Officer. Efforts to find and contact my relatives were fruitless. At that time there was nothing to recognize his service.

Gunnery Sergeant Jeffrey Wayne Bednarz
USMCR (Retired)

December 4, 2017

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