Sergeant Gene Wilson Christopher

Sergeant Gene Wilson Christopher

Kingsville Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Sunday, February 9, 1958

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Gene Wilson Christopher

Sergeant Gene Christopher was shot and killed as he attempted to assist two officers eject two patrons at Mayorga's Cafe in Kingsville. As the officers struggled with the men one managed to take his gun and shot him. The suspects, brother and stepbrother, was arrested by the other officers. One, 34, was charged with murder and the other, 37, assault to murder

On July 1, 1958, the killer was convicted of murder and sentenced to life.

Sergeant Christopher was a US Navy veteran who served five years during the Korean War. Sergeant Christopher was survived by his wife, 2-year old son, and 14-year-old sister.


  • Age 26
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to life


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Rest in peace Sergeant Christopher.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

September 15, 2022

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