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

Officer James Saavedra was accidentally shot and killed at the department's shooting range 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 4 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.

Bio

  • Age 40
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Inadvertent)

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Hey Buddy just touching base .... 11years and still seems like yesterday we were laughing at any one of hilarious things you would say : ) Know that you are still missed, still remembered, and that prayers are still said for you, Rachel and the kids (who look great by the way - growing up!)
Just a reminder that we think about/talk about you often still and I believe you're still keeping St Michael laughing .... while you're up there don't forget us --- and KNOW we won't forget you ... hope to see you again if He let's me in where you are :)

Director, Port Security Tom Mylett
Port of Corpus Christi/PD

December 19, 2019

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