Deputy Sheriff Albert Ochoa Garza

Deputy Sheriff Albert Ochoa Garza

Harris County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Monday, July 30, 1979

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Albert Ochoa Garza

Deputy Sheriff Albert Garza was shot and killed while intervening in a robbery at a local jewelry store.

He was in plainclothes and had stopped by the store to use the phone when the owner informed him of the robbery. When he identified himself the suspects opened fire, killing him.

The suspects fled to New Orleans, Louisiana, where one of them was killed in a shootout with police. The other two suspects were apprehended. One was convicted and sentenced to death and the other was convicted of aggravated robbery. The suspect who was sentenced to death died on November 2nd, 2011, while on death row.

Bio

  • Age 48
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender One shot and killed

plainclothes, robbery

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Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice will always be remembered by your law enforcement brethren. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

July 30, 2020

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