Officer Reuben Becerra DeLeon, Jr.

Officer Reuben Becerra DeLeon, Jr.

Houston Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Wednesday, October 26, 2005

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Reuben Becerra DeLeon, Jr.

Officer Reuben B. DeLeon and another officer were off duty at an apartment reserved for officers who worked security for the complex. Officers on patrol in the area also used the apartment to complete paperwork. Someone knocked on the door. When Officer DeLeon opened the door he was shot several times and was killed. The other off duty officer and witnesses saw two men fleeing the scene.

Two suspects were later arrested. Investigators determined that the suspects were gang members and knew that police officers used the apartment. The suspects were participating in a gang initiation.

The suspect who shot Officer DeLeon was convicted of capital murder and sentenced to life in prison.

Officer DeLeon was survived by his wife and three children. He was buried in the Greenlawn Memorial Cemetery in Rosenberg in Fort Bend County.


  • Age 31
  • Tour 6 years, 8 months
  • Badge 6969

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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It’s been been 13 years since you were selfishly taken away from everyone who knew you and loved you. There is not a day that goes by I don’t think about you and miss you. I wear proudly around my neck your badge with badge number. I have not taken this necklace off of my neck in 13 years. You are severely missed and loved my friend.

Your buddy & partner


SPO Scott Girard
Houston Police Department-Partner/Best Friend

June 29, 2018

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