Deputy Constable Mercedes Torres, Sr.

Deputy Constable Mercedes Torres, Sr.

Cameron County Constable's Office - Precinct 7, Texas

End of Watch Wednesday, June 11, 1930

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Mercedes Torres, Sr.

Deputy Constable Mercedes Torres was shot and killed while parked on Rabb Road in Santa Rosa.

He had gone to the location to check on land that he owned. Investigators believed that his assailant was aware of his daily trips to the location and ambushed him. He was shot twice in the torso. Despite his wounds, he was able to return fire but did not strike the subject.

A farmer located him unconscious a short time later and called for assistance. He was taken to Valley Baptist Hospital, in Harlingen, where he died early the next morning.

Deputy Constable Torres had served with the Cameron County Precinct 7 Constable's Office for at least two years. He was survived by his wife and four children.


  • Age 34
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Tuesday, June 10, 1930
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Never identified


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