Community Supervision Officer Russell Dean Salazar

Community Supervision Officer Russell Dean Salazar

Kendall County Community Supervision and Corrections Department, Texas

End of Watch Thursday, January 31, 2019

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Russell Dean Salazar

Community Supervision Officer Rusty Salazar was killed in a single-vehicle crash at the interchange of I-10 and U.S. 87 in Kendall County.

He was returning to his office after conducting a field visit with a high-risk sex offender. He was attempting to enter the interstate during a period of rain and low visibility. His vehicle left the roadway and overturned four times. He suffered fatal injuries when he was ejected from the vehicle.

Officer Salazar had served with the Kendall County Community Supervision and Corrections Department for over 11 years. He is survived by his wife and five children.


  • Age 39
  • Tour 11 years, 5 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

routine driving, single vehicle crash

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On behalf of my family, I extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Russell was killed in the line of duty.

To the Salazar family, fellow officers, and all who call Russell beloved, my heart goes out to all of you and may you find comfort in your loved ones and your strength in your faith. When my son was killed, the entire law enforcement community in our area embraced us in a circle of love and support. I know that that you will receive that same kind of support. It makes the unbearable less torturous, and I pray for your solace.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service Officer Salazar gave to his community and the citizens of Texas and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on January 31, 2019.

Phyllis Loya
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April 17, 2020

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