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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Hi dad! It’s been almost 14 years since God decided to take you home. I’m 19 now and in college. i may not have fulfilled your dreams as a UT cheerleader but i’m fixing to be living it up at UTSA. I can’t quite say things are easier now, if anything they are harder. i need you more now then i did when i was five. i needed you for high school, sports, graduation , and now college. i’m starting my life and it just doesn’t seem right that your not here physically to witness it. i need you so much but i know one day we will meet again and it will all be worth it. i love you more then you’ll ever know. watch over me

Annie Saavedra
Daughter of James Saavedra

August 16, 2021

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