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Lieutenant Octavio Monico Puig

Brownsville Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Friday, September 19, 1913

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Reflections for Lieutenant Octavio Monico Puig

Lt. Puig,
Thanks for holding the line against misconduct on the part of the County sheriff and deputies. Your loss is a testament to your courage and sense of duty. Thanks for serving.

James Lopey, Assistant Sheriff (Ret)
Washoe County Sheriff's Office (Reno, Nevada)
Nevada DPS

September 19, 2023

Rest in peace always and know no passage of time can ever erase your service and sacrifice.

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

September 19, 2020

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 96th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Mothers from time immortal have anquished over the loss of their children. God bless this mother and this officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya


September 19, 2009

Octavio Monico Puig was my grandfather's half brother. He in the prime of his life when he lost his life serving the community of Brownsville. It is too bad that members of the Law Enforcement community were involved in his death.
The feud between the Camaron County Sheriff's department and the Brownsville Police Department was shameful, but brutal politics were the order of the day back in 1913.

Lt. Octavio Monico's death devastated his mother, Uranie Sheldelier Puig. She died two years later in San Diego, Texas.

The Puig Family has learned of Octavio's death from the research by Ruben Garcia. We are truly in his debt.

Robert Puig

Robert Puig

March 11, 2005

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