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.


  • 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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My father JOSEPH CANO FLORES was at home with all of us FLORES kids in Oracle, Arizona when we received the news of cousin Eloy, getting shot, I had never seen my dad cry so much, besides the time when his brother, my uncle Jimmy Flores and his whole family died in a car accident. Cousin Eloy all the way to just before my father's death he spoke of you both as U.S. Marines and the love you both shared for God, Corps and Country.
Rest in peace cousin Eloy .

The Flores Family in Washington State

Rodney Frank Flores
Marie Flores
Joseph Paul Flores
Joshua Gabriel Flores


April 13, 2018


April 14, 2018

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