Trooper Moises Sanchez

Trooper Moises Sanchez

Texas Department of Public Safety - Texas Highway Patrol, Texas

End of Watch Saturday, August 24, 2019

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Moises Sanchez

Trooper Moises Sanchez succumbed to complications of gunshot wounds sustained on April 6th, 2019, in McAllen, Texas.

He had responded to a hit-and-run vehicle crash at the intersection of N 10th Street and W Freddy Gonzalez Drive. He located the suspect approximately one block away, in the 1500 block of South Maltese Street, and attempted to take him into custody. The subject shot him in the shoulder and head during the arrest.

Trooper Sanchez was transported to a local hospital with serious injuries. He succumbed to complications of his wounds on August 24th, 2019, following surgery.

The suspect was arrested following a manhunt. He was charged with capital murder after Trooper Sanchez passed away.

Trooper Sanchez was a United States Marine Corps veteran and had served with the Texas Highway Patrol for four years. He is survived by his wife and three children.

In October 2019, the corner where he was shot was renamed Trooper Moises Sanchez Blvd.


  • Age 49
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Saturday, April 6, 2019
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Charged with Capital Murder

accident investigation, hit-and-run

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Rest in peace always and know that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

August 24, 2020

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