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.


  • Age 40
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Inadvertent)

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Not a day goes by that I don't think about you. You showed me the type of man I strive to be everyday. I will forever do my best to make you happy and fill your shoes. Thank you for being the best uncle and being my hero. I love you and miss you RIP Uncle Jimmy.

Deputy Investigator J. Saavedra
Harris County Sheriff Office

April 8, 2019

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