In Memorium - Wall of Honor
Charlie “Chuck” Williams Jr. – July 13, 2020
Senior Officer Charlie “Chuck” Williams Jr. died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 while on duty. Officer Williams had served with the Corpus Christi Police Department for 35 years and was assigned to the Directed Patrol Division. Senior Officers Williams was survived by his son and two daughters.
Alan McCollum – January 31, 2020
Police Officer Alan McCollum was struck and killed by a drunk driver while conducting a traffic stop on Highway 358 near Carroll Lane. He and two other officers were on the scene of the stop when another vehicle struck one of the patrol cars, then struck him and a second officer. Officer McCollum suffered fatal injuries and the other officer suffered non-life-threatening injuries. The drunk driver who caused the crash was charged with intoxication manslaughter, driving with a suspended license, and intoxication assault.
Officer McCollum was a U.S. Army veteran and recipient of the Bronze Star. He had served with the Corpus Christi Police Department for almost seven years. He is survived by his wife and three children.
Stuart J. Alexander - March 11, 2009
Lt. Stuart J. Alexander was intentionally struck by a fleeing felon during a vehicle pursuit, while deploying road spikes along SH 358, near Agnes St. The suspect driver had earlier physically assaulted another officer who stopped him for a traffic violation. After assaulting the initial officer, a vehicle pursuit of the suspect ensued and the suspect used his vehicle as a weapon against responding officers, ramming several pursuing patrol vehicles. The vehicle pursuit ensued for several miles before Lt. Alexander was struck by the suspect's vehicle as he stood in the grassy median, while deploying road spikes to disable the suspect's vehicle. The suspect abruptly swerved toward Lt. Alexander striking him before fleeing the scene. The suspect was later arrested after being shot by Sgt. Pete Muniz and Sgt. Israel Carrasco while the suspect continued to use his vehicle as a weapon against officers to escape capture. Lt. Alexander was 47 years old; a 20-year veteran of the Department and is survived by his wife, Vicky; his son Ben; three grandchildren.
Mathew B. Thebeau - January 20, 2008
On January 20, 2008, Officer Thebeau was responding to an assault in progress call at approximately 2:32a.m. He was traveling along SH 286 near Baldwin Blvd. when his patrol car struck a concrete wall and I-beam supporting a highway sign. He was ejected from the patrol car and then struck by another vehicle. He was transported to Spohn Memorial Medical Center, where he was subsequently pronounced dead. He was 25 years old and had worked for the department for approximately 2 years. He was survived by his parents and sister.
Juan Rincon Prieto – February 2, 1993
Sgt. Prieto was directing traffic at the intersection of Up River Road and Suntide, when he was struck and killed by a truck driven by a 35-year-old male. Prieto was survived by his wife, two sons and two daughters.
Joseph Daniel Bock – September 9, 1987
Ruben Almanza – July 28, 1984
John William Sartain – August 20, 1971
Frank Dolan—February 12, 1960
Roy Newton Smith – April 16, 1953
Robert L. Hobbs—November 25, 1947
On November 25, 1947, at 6:15 pm, Patrolman Robert Hobbs left the station from a day of training and was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver while walking along Horne Road with his wife in the area of Green Grove Drive while in uniform.
The driver who struck him fled the scene but returned approximately 30 minutes later and surrendered to authorities. Police Chief Earl Dunn stated at the time that Hobbs was still on duty when struck and he was given a full honors funeral with Police Honor Guard accompanying him home to the Austin area.
Patrolman Hobbs had served with the Corpus Christi Police Department for four years. He was survived by his wife, son, two brothers, six sisters, and father.
Joseph L. Moon – June 10, 1938
Luther B. Prather – September 14, 1919
Elias T. Mussett (City Marshal) – May 6, 1892
At the conclusion of the day-long Cinco de Mayo festivities, City Marshall Elias Mussett Jr. stopped to speak with a subject standing outside the Pancho Grande Bar on Leopard St. As Mussett talked with the subject, John Parker rode up in the dark to Mussett’s side, firing one shot from his pistol and instantly killing him. Parker fled downtown to the police station on Mesquite Street and turned himself in. Parker was charged with murder and his trial began within one day of the crime. Parker was found guilty and sentenced to life in prison with hard labor in Huntsville, Texas at the Walls Unit. Mussett is the first In the Line of Duty Death of an officer in our department. He was survived by his wife and two children.
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