Sergeant Joseph Daniel Bock

Sergeant Joseph Daniel Bock

Corpus Christi Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Wednesday, September 9, 1987

Joseph Daniel Bock

Sergeant Bock was shot and killed after attempting to arrest a suspect he had just chased. The suspect was able to disarm Sergeant Bock and shot him four times. The man then shot at a passing truck before shooting Sergeant Bock two more times.

The suspect fled the scene but was later apprehended and sentenced to death. On June 12, 2004, the suspect was found to be mentally ill and his sentence was commuted to life with the possibility of parole.

Sergeant Bock had been with the agency for 13 years. He was survived by his two daughters, mother, and two sisters.


  • Age 40
  • Tour 13 years
  • Badge 110

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Sentence commuted to life

Most Recent Reflection

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Mr Bock,you were our neighborhood hero.i grew up on Cain and Braeswood and you lived at the corner of Braeswood and sisters and I grew up with your daughters Dana and dannette hanging out swimming all the time.I remember you rushed me to the emergency room when I got hit by a baseball in my mouth and got me stitches lol you made me feel better about it,took the fear out of me.I remember I was in 6th grade when they pulled us out of school to tell us what happened.I'll never forget that day,I'll never forget were our hero like I said

Roy ayala

August 1, 2018

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