Corporal Jose Luis "Speedy" Espericueta, Jr.

Corporal Jose Luis "Speedy" Espericueta, Jr.

Mission Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Thursday, June 20, 2019

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Jose Luis "Speedy" Espericueta, Jr.

Corporal Jose Espericueta was shot and killed as he and other officers attempted to apprehend a subject who had threatened family members.

A woman flagged down officers in the area of Stewart Road and Business Highway 83 and told them that her son had just shot at her car with a handgun. Corporal Espericueta and other officers responded to the scene and located the subject, who then fled on foot.

As the man ran he turned and opened fire, striking Corporal Espericueta multiple times. Other officers returned fire and killed the man.

Corporal Espericueta had served with the Mission Police Department for 13 years and had previously served with the San Benito Police Department for five years. He is survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 44
  • Tour 18 years
  • Badge 350

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Shot and killed

domestic, foot pursuit, shots fired call

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I just saw a video of the last time your family saw you as you were leaving for your tour. I didn’t know you personally but you sounded like the stand up officer we all respect. Thank you for your unwavering commitment to your community. May you rest easy and keep Heaven safe.

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June 24, 2022

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