Deputy Sheriff Jose Luis Blancarte

Deputy Sheriff Jose Luis Blancarte

Kinney County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Friday, August 23, 2019

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Jose Luis Blancarte

Deputy Sheriff Jose Blancarte suffered a fatal heart attack at the scene of a vehicle fire on Highway 90 four miles west of Brackettville.

He began directing traffic after assisting at the fire scene. A short time later he began feeling ill and requested EMS to his location. Medics began to perform CPR when he became unresponsive while being transported to a local hospital. He passed away shortly after arriving at the hospital.

Deputy Blancarte had served with the Kinney County Sheriff's Office for 20 years. He is survived by his wife, four children, mother, and six siblings.


  • Age 47
  • Tour 20 years
  • Badge 4

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack

accident scene, directing traffic

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I will always remember the good times. You were my brother in blue till the very end.
Rest easy buddy..You worked tirelessly and always helped anyone in need.
Love you always!

Investigator-Former Patrol Partner
Dona Ana County Sheriff's Office-Former Patrol Partner

November 21, 2019

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