Deputy Sheriff Samuel C. Perez

Deputy Sheriff Samuel C. Perez

Val Verde County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Tuesday, November 18, 1969

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Samuel C. Perez

Deputy Samuel Perez suffered a fatal heart attack shortly after chasing and struggling with a suspect. He was taken to Val Verde Memorial Hospital after collapsing, but died a short time later.

Deputy Perez had served in law enforcement for 20 years. He was survived by his wife, two sons, twelve grandchildren, one great-grandchild, mother, and three siblings.


  • Age 58
  • Tour 20 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack

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Deputy Sheriff Perez,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Val Verde County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

November 18, 2019

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