Sergeant Joseph Daniel Bock

Sergeant Joseph Daniel Bock

Corpus Christi Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Wednesday, September 9, 1987

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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.

Bio

  • Age 40
  • Tour 13 years
  • Badge 110

Incident Details

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

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Uncle Joe Dan, I remember you were my first love, my hero. When you were home on leave I would sit in your lap for hours. Only six at the time and I remember it like it was yesterday. It's hard to believe it's been 34 years this year. You touched many hearts and influenced so many lives. Give mom and Laurie a hug for me. I miss you all so deeply.

Patty

Pat Dean
Niece

March 7, 2021

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