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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Speedy, your never forgotten. You will always be remembered. You gave the ultimate sacrifice any officer could give to protect and serve. A true Hero, and all who have done the same. God be with your family and families of others who also died in the line of duty. "Blessed are the peacemakers for they should be called the children of God" Matthew 5:9 KJV
Rest in peace.

Officer J. Delgado #481
Mission Police Department

February 21, 2020

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