Police Officer James Saavedra

Police Officer James Saavedra

Port of Corpus Christi Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Wednesday, December 19, 2007

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James Saavedra

Police Officer James Saavedra was accidentally shot and killed at the department's shooting range on the 4000 block of Rincon Road when he and another range master were sighting in a rifle.

Officer Saavedra was wearing his bullet-resistant vest at the time of the incident, but the rifle round penetrated his vest. The shooting took place at a range of approximately two feet.

Officer Saavedra had served with the Port of Corpus Christi Police Department for four years and had previously served with the Corpus Christi Independent School District Police Department. He also served with the Nueces County Constable's Office. He is survived by his wife, son, two daughters, parents, and a brother.


  • Age 40
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Inadvertent)

accidental discharge

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Well James -- another honorable annual Police Memorial day here .... you were once again honored along with quite a few heroes from other local agencies. Your family is looking great, and your brother John as well ... You and your family remain in our families daily prayers - still miss you buddy, still miss your distinct laugh, and your incomparable sense of humor .... I've got no doubt you're with Christ and you watch over us all.... see ya soon James : )

Tom Mylett
Port of Corpus Christi PD

May 11, 2022

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