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 Bruno 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 Houston Police Department for seven 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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I remember that he told me how much he hated the new Crown Vic's. A boat on wheels, he called them. Every time that I would see one, I'd think of him. It makes me think of all of the little moments that you share alone with a person. You don't think much of them at the time, but this is one of those moments that has stuck with me after all of these years. I wasn't aware of this horrible incident at the time. He was a good guy. A loving husband and protective and proud father. What a tragedy. It makes me wonder, when will this insanity stop? My condolences to the family. Stay safe, LEO's.

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Neighborhood Kid

November 29, 2023

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