Detention Officer Juan Gilberto Guerrero, Jr.

Detention Officer Juan Gilberto Guerrero, Jr.

Webb County Sheriff's Department, Texas

End of Watch Thursday, May 8, 1980

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Juan Gilberto Guerrero, Jr.

Detention Officer Juan Guerrero was killed at the Webb County Detention Center when the guard tower he was assigned to was struck by lightning.

Officer Guerrero was survived by his fiancee, parents, sister, and three brothers. He was buried in the Laredo City Cemetery. He had served as a detention officer for less than one year and was to be married the next day.


  • Age 21
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Weather/Natural disaster

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Rest in Peace Detention Officer Juan Gilberto Guerrero Jr.. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice performing a very under appreciated job. You protected the citizens of Webb County, Texas from the criminal element. You Sir have earned your wings!

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends and Co-Workers.


Senior Special Agent B.L. Sherwood (Ret)
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, Texas

May 8, 2016

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