Patrolman Antonio Guzman, Jr.

Patrolman Antonio Guzman, Jr.

Houston Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Tuesday, January 9, 1973

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Antonio Guzman, Jr.

Patrolman Antonio Guzman was shot and killed near the intersection of Telephone Road and Drouet Street.

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 driver to exit the vehicle. When the officers tried to search the driver, the driver pulled out a .25 caliber handgun and shot Patrolman Guzman in the chest.

He and his partner were able to return fire, striking the suspect four times and critically wounding him. He died a few months later.

Patrolman Guzman was a United States Army Vietnam War veteran and had served with the Houston Police Department for two years. 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 killed

traffic stop, vehicle search

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