Trooper Eduardo Chavez

Trooper Eduardo Chavez

Texas Department of Public Safety - Texas Highway Patrol, Texas

End of Watch Tuesday, May 2, 2006

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Eduardo Chavez

Trooper Eduardo Chavez was killed in an automobile accident on U.S. 83 while responding to backup another trooper who had requested emergency assistance while making a narcotics arrest near the Hidalgo County / Starr County line.

As Trooper Chavez was approaching the scene of the incident one of the tires on his patrol car blew out, causing the vehicle to flip over several times. Despite wearing his seat belt, Trooper Chavez suffered fatal head injuries in the accident.

He was flown to Mission Regional Medical Center where he died shortly after arrival.

The officer who had requested backup was Trooper Chavez's brother.

Trooper Chavez had served with the Texas Highway Patrol for 3 years and had served in law enforcement for 7 years. He was survived by his expectant wife, who gave birth to his son the following month.


  • Age 30
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge 8521

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

Back up for fellow officer(s), single vehicle crash, vehicle crash

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Not a day goes by that I don't think of you, my brother. The memorials popped up today showing your picture with that cheesy grin. I look forward to the day that I get to see it again. Love ya' brother.

Howard Hawbaker
Hidalgo County Constable Pct 3

May 2, 2022

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