Sergeant Bruno David Soboleski

Sergeant Bruno David Soboleski

Houston Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Friday, April 12, 1991

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Bruno David Soboleski

Sergeant Soboleski was shot twice in the chest and once in the abdomen during a narcotics investigation on April 7, 1991. Sergeant Soboleski died of those injuries on April 12, 1991.

The suspect who murdered Sergeant Soboleski was sentenced to death. A second suspect was denied parole by the Texas Parole Board in 2000 and again in 2006.

Sergeant Soboleski had served with the agency for 7 years. He was survived by his wife and two daughters.


  • Age 33
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge SERGEANT

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Sunday, April 7, 1991
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to death

narcotics, investigation

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Bruno was such a sweet guy. Loved it when he was the officer who came by for the report on the incident. He was professional yet friendly. Always had a smile to greet you. Never got in the nurses or doctors way, rather pitched in to help. He was always a welcome site and is missed to this day. Being an ER Nurse I developed the habit of patting them on their backs to say goodbye. This was so I could check for Kevlar vests. Houston being so very, very hot the officers would sometimes opt out of the vest. Bruno caught on quick. He would knock on his vest so I knew it was on. Great guy. Miss you Bruno.

Venus Manos

August 4, 2020

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