Police Officer Albert Ramirez Castaneda, Jr.

Police Officer Albert Ramirez Castaneda, Jr.

Grand Prairie Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Friday, June 7, 2019

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Albert Ramirez Castaneda, Jr.

Police Officer AJ Castaneda was struck and killed by a vehicle while running radar on the President George Bush Turnpike, near Dickey Road, at 10:30 am.

A 17-year-old driver lost control of his vehicle and struck Officer Castaneda, throwing him off the elevated roadway. Officer Castaneda was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Officer Castaneda was a U.S. Coast Guard veteran. He had served with the Grand Prairie Police Department for five years and had previously served with the Tarrant County Sheriff's Office for six years. He is survived by two children.


  • Age 38
  • Tour 11 years
  • Badge 472
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle

juvenile offender

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God Bless you Police Officer Albert Ramirez Castaneda Jr., thank you for your service with the Grand Prairie Police Department and the Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office ❤️. Thank you for making the people in the Grand Prairie and Tarrant County, TX areas feel safer. We are all thankful to you for your service, your devotion and your sacrifices. We are so saddened by this terrible news and you will never be forgotten! Our thoughts and Prayers go out to your family, and all of your sisters and brothers in Blue that protect us. God bless you all!! (Matthew 5:9)

Kelly & Eddie King

August 30, 2019

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