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

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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

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Deputy Sheriff Infante,
On today, the 47th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you to you and your fellow Deputy Sheriffs who were with you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Dallas County and the state of Texas. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

February 15, 2018

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