Deputy Sheriff Samuel Garcia Infante, Jr.

Deputy Sheriff Samuel Garcia Infante, Jr.

Dallas County Sheriff's Department, Texas

End of Watch Monday, February 15, 1971

Add to My Heroes

Samuel Garcia Infante, Jr.

Deputy Sheriff Samuel Infante, Deputy William Reese, and Deputy Arthur Robertson, of the Ellis County Sheriff's Department, were shot and killed after being abducted by two men while conducting a burglary investigation.

Deputy Reese and Deputy Infante were backing up Deputy Robertson at the home of one of the suspects. Five deputies were abducted and taken to the Trinity River. The three deputies killed, were shot execution style. A fourth Dallas County deputy was able to escape and get help. The fifth deputy was shot in the chest, but survived. Both suspects were apprehended.

Both suspects were convicted of murder and sentenced to death. Three years later they received new trials and were sentenced to life.


  • Age 32
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Apprehended

Most Recent Reflection

View all 18 Reflections

On this 50th anniversary of your heroic death please know that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

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

February 15, 2021

Want even more control of your Reflection? Create a free ODMP account now for these benefits:

  • Quick access to your heroes
  • Reflections published quicker
  • Save a Reflection signature
  • View, edit or delete any Reflection you've left in the past

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now.