Police Officer Eloy Flores Gonzales

Police Officer Eloy Flores Gonzales

San Antonio Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Monday, August 15, 1977

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Eloy Flores Gonzales

Officer Gonzales was shot and killed after being flagged down by two women who reported a struggle between a man and their friend. As Officer Gonzales approached the man and woman in an alley, the man opened fire with a .38 caliber handgun, striking Officer Gonzales.

Officer Gonzales had been wearing a vest earlier during his shift but had removed it because of the heat. The suspect was arrested and charged with murder.

Officer Gonzales, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran who served in Vietnam, had been with the agency for four years. He was survived by his wife and stepdaughter.

Bio

  • Age 28
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .38 caliber
  • Offender Charged with murder

no vest, suspicious person

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Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

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

August 15, 2020

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