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Pharr Police Dept. TX Patch
Resided: (Hidalgo County)
TX, USA
Born: Apr. 05, 1962  
Fallen: Aug. 08, 2013
Race/Sex: Hispanic Male / 51 yrs. of age
Agency
Dept: Pharr Police Dept. TX
1900 South Cage Blvd  
Pharr, TX   78577   USA
(956)402-4700
County: Hidalgo
Dept. Type: Municipal/Police
Hero's Rank: Sergeant
Sworn Date: 1/1986
FBI Class: Crash
Weapon Class: Truck
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Badge: 1239
On The Job: 27 years
Bio: Born in San Benito, Texas on April 5, 1962 to Enrique Garcia and Tomasa Rodriguez Garcia.

JL was raised in San Benito and was a 1981 graduate of San Benito High School. He went on to attend Texas Southmost College in Brownsville where he studied Criminal Justice. Throughout his career he amassed many training hours in several fields of Law Enforcement instructions.

JL began his career as a police officer at the TSTC Harlingen Campus until March 22, 1983 and was then employed as a police officer with City of Santa Rosa from March 18, 1985 to October 5, 1985.

In 1986 he became a police officer with the City of Pharr and was promoted to Sergeant on November 29, 2007, a position he held until his passing.

Survived by:
Brenda Garcia - Wife
two beautiful children, Valerie Nicole and Daniel Jay, all of Pharr; his father, Enrique Garcia, of San Benito; and a sister, Blanca Cuellar, of Baytown

Fatal Incident Summary
Offender: No Info
Location: TX   USA   Thu. Aug. 08, 2013
Summary: Sergeant JL Garcia was killed in an automobile accident while en route to a meeting at the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge to discuss operations with officers under his command.

His vehicle, a red Ford Ranger, was struck by a dump truck at the intersection of South Cage Boulevard and East Anaya Road at approximately 3:50 pm. He was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries about one hour later.

The dump truck’s driver, a 55-year-old man, asked to be taken to a local hospital, where he was treated and released, officials said.

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