Patrolman Antonio Guzman, Jr.

Patrolman Antonio Guzman, Jr.

Houston Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Tuesday, January 9, 1973

Antonio Guzman, Jr.

Patrolman Antonio Guzman was shot and killed after he and his partner stopped a pickup truck for driving with no tail lights. While searching the truck a box of ammunition was found and the patrolmen asked the drived to exit the vehicle. When the officers' tried to search the drive, the driver pulled out a .25 calliber handgun and shot Patrolman Guzman in the chest. He and his partner were able to return fire, striking the suspect four times, critically wounding him.

Patrolman Guzman had been with the agency for two years and had previously served with the United States Army. He was survived by his wife and son.


  • Age 31
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge 1111
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .25 caliber
  • Offender Shot and wounded

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Patrolman Guzman,
On today, the 44th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.
And to your Family and loved ones I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

January 9, 2017

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