Detective Pete Corrales

Detective Pete Corrales

Houston Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Wednesday, January 21, 1925

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Pete Corrales

Detective Pete Corrales was shot and killed after rushing to the scene of an argument after hearing a gunshot on Congress Avenue.

He was in a barber shop when he heard the shot in the restaurant next door. A man had just murdered his girlfriend during an argument. As Detective Corrales ran into the business he confronted the man and was shot. Despite being wounded, he returned fire and killed the subject.

Detective Corrales succumbed to his wounds later in the day.

Detective Corrales had served with the Houston Police Department for four years. He was survived by nine children.


  • Age 46
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Shot and killed


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Heroes live forever, Detective Corrales, and we will never forget. Thank you for the sacrifice you made for the citizens of Houston and the great State of Texas.

Greater Houston C.O.P.S.

January 25, 2013

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