Deputy Constable Ricky Steven Lewis

Deputy Constable Ricky Steven Lewis

Hidalgo County Constable's Office - Precinct 3, Texas

End of Watch Saturday, February 17, 1979

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Ricky Steven Lewis

Deputy Constable Ricky Lewis was found shot to death near his cruiser.

He had just dropped his partner off at home and was heading home himself when he stopped an unknown person. During a scuffle the suspect gained control of Constable Lewis' handgun and shot him with it. When other officers found him his body was laying on top of a .357 caliber handgun.

No suspect or motive were ever identified in the case. However, Constable Lewis' stolen duty weapon was later recovered in a search of the home of a suspect who shot and killed Trooper David Rucker and Patrolman Enrique Carrisalez in 1981. That suspect was never charged with Constable Lewis' death but was sentenced to death for the other two murders and was executed in 1993.

Constable Lewis had served with the Hidalgo County Constable's Office - Precinct 3 for two years. He was survived by his parents.

Bio

  • Age Not available
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Case never solved

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Rest in peace Deputy Constable Lewis.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

July 3, 2019

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