Assistant Chief of Police Ricardo DeAlejandro

Assistant Chief of Police Ricardo DeAlejandro

Mathis Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Thursday, October 28, 1982

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Ricardo DeAlejandro

Assistant Chief of Police Ricardo DeAlejandro was shot and killed while working an undercover narcotics operation at a bar in Robstown.

Three men, unrelated to the narcotics investigation, entered the bar and one of them shot Assistant Chief DeAlejandro.

The subject was convicted of murder and carrying a weapon in a premises licensed to sell alcoholic beverages. He was sentenced to 14 years.

Assistant Chief DeAlejandro was a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Vietnam War. He had served with the Mathis Police Department for six years.


  • Age 36
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to 14 years

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Thank you Ricardo DeAlejandro for your service to our Great Nation, and for your contributions to eradicate drugs. May God bless you with a seat at his table in Heaven.

Retired First Sergeant Thomas Webb
New York State Police

October 11, 2016

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