HONORING FALLEN HEROES OF 2019

In Texas, law enforcement individuals put their lives on the line for the safety and protection of others every day. Most serve with unwavering commitment, professionalism, valor and distinction. Sadly in 2019, Texas has lost 12 law enforcement officer and one K9 killed in the line of duty.  A total of 1,963 Texas law enforcement individuals and 19 K9s overall have been killed in the line of duty.

We invite you to learn more about our law enforcement heroes, and join the Texas Police Trainers in honoring and remembering them.  You can also click  www.odmp.org to find all the Texas fallen heroes. 


They put their lives on the line for us every day even at the risk of losing their own life.

 "Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God." - Matthew 5-9

 "Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends." - John 15:13


Poem by Jon F. Hooper

 

Deputy Sheriff Matt Jones

Falls County Sheriff's Office, TX

EOW: Friday, October 11, 2019

Cause of Death: Struck by vehicle

Deputy Sheriff Sandeep Singh Dhaliwal | Harris County Sheriff's Office, Texas

Deputy Sheriff Sandeep Singh Dhaliwal

Harris County Sheriff's Office, TX

EOW: Friday, September 27, 2019

Cause of Death: Gunfire

Trooper Moises Sanchez | Texas Department of Public Safety - Texas Highway Patrol, Texas

Trooper Moises Sanchez

Texas Department of Public Safety - Texas Highway Patrol, TX

EOW: Saturday, August 24, 2019

Cause of Death: Gunfire

Deputy Sheriff Jose Luis Blancarte | Kinney County Sheriff's Office, Texas

Deputy Sheriff Jose Luis Blancarte

Kinney County Sheriff's Office, TX

EOW: Friday, August 23, 2019

Cause of Death: Heart attack

Deputy Sheriff Omar Diaz | Harris County Sheriff's Office, Texas

Deputy Sheriff Omar Diaz

Harris County Sheriff's Office, TX

EOW: Saturday, July 6, 2019

Cause: Duty related illness

Deputy Sheriff Carlos A. Ramirez | Kendall County Sheriff's Office, Texas

Deputy Sheriff Carlos A. Ramirez

Kendall County Sheriff's Office, TX

EOW: Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Cause: Struck by vehicle

Corporal Jose Luis

Corporal Jose Luis "Speedy" Espericueta, Jr.

Mission Police Department, TX

EOW: Thursday, June 20, 2019

Cause: Gunfire

Sergeant David Jones Fitzpatrick | The Colony Police Department, Texas

Sergeant David Jones Fitzpatrick

The Colony Police Department, TX

EOW: Monday, June 10, 2019

Cause: Heart attack

Police Officer Albert Ramirez Castaneda, Jr. | Grand Prairie Police Department, Texas

Police Officer Albert Ramirez Castaneda, Jr.

Grand Prairie Police Department, TX

EOW: Friday, June 7, 2019

Cause: Struck by vehicle

Deputy Sheriff Peter Herrera | El Paso County Sheriff's Office, Texas

Deputy Sheriff Peter Herrera

El Paso County Sheriff's Office, TX

EOW: Sunday, March 24, 2019

Cause of Death: Gunfire

Police Officer Nathan Hayden Heidelberg | Midland Police Department, Texas

Police Officer Nathan Hayden Heidelberg

Midland Police Department, TX

EOW: Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Cause of Death: Gunfire

Border Patrol Agent Donna Doss | United States Department of Homeland Security - Customs and Border Protection - United States Border Patrol, U.S. Government

Border Patrol Agent Donna Doss

United States Department of Homeland Security - Customs and Border Protection -

     United States Border Patrol, US

EOW: Saturday, February 2, 2019

Cause of Death: Struck by vehicle

K9 Chucky | Bexar County Sheriff's Office, Texas

K9 Chucky

Bexar County Sheriff's Office, TX

EOW: Friday, January 25, 2019

Cause: Gunfire

Deputy Sheriff Ray Elwin Horn, III | Comal County Sheriff's Office, Texas

Deputy Sheriff Ray Elwin Horn, III

Comal County Sheriff's Office, TX

EOW: Thursday, January 17, 2019

Cause: Heart attack

Supervisory Deputy US Marshal Norman D. Merkel | United States Department of Justice - United States Marshals Service, U.S. Government

Supervisory Deputy US Marshal Norman D. Merkel

United States Department of Justice - United States Marshals Service, US

EOW: Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Cause: Heart attack