Patrolman Verval Lee Estes

Patrolman Verval Lee Estes

Orange Grove Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Monday, December 13, 1993

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Verval Lee Estes

Patrolman Billy Estes suffered a fatal heart attack shortly after assisting at the scene of a house fire.

He had breathed in toxic smoke when he entered the home to rescue a man trapped inside. The effects of the toxic smoke triggered the heart attack.

Patrolman Estes had served with the Orange Grove Police Department for five years. He is survived by his wife, daughter, mother, and eight siblings.


  • Age 47
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge 76

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack

structure fire

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Patrolman Estes,
On today, the 30th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Orange. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

December 13, 2023

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