Deputy Sheriff Rex Harrison St. John

Deputy Sheriff Rex Harrison St. John

Karnes County Sheriff's Department, Texas

End of Watch Saturday, February 29, 1992

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Rex Harrison St. John

Deputy Rex St. John was killed when his patrol car was struck by a drunk driver as he responded to a fight in progress. The collision occurred at the intersection of State Highway 72 and FM 81. The impact knocked both vehicles into the Runge Museum.

A passenger in the drunk driver's vehicle was killed at the scene. Deputy St. John was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

Deputy St. John had served with the agency for three years. He was survived by his wife, two children, mother, and sister.


  • Age 24
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge 106

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Not available

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22 years and the pain of this night never gets any easier............ I love you Rex!

Marcie St. John
Dallas Police Department/sister

March 1, 2014

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