Thursday, May 20, 2010

Deputy George Petrogallo

Deputy Sheriff George Petrogallo
Bexar County Sheriff's Department, TX
Born: 1920
Cause of Death: Automobile accident
End of Watch: Tuesday, May 9, 1967
Date of Incident: Monday, May 8, 1967
Age: 46
Badge Number: 434
Tour of Duty: 4 years
Suspect Info: N/A
Weapon Used: N/A
Buried: Mission Park South
Location of Name on National and Texas Monuments
NLEOMF: P55 - E4
TPOM: 30, C, 03

Deputy Petrogallo died as a result of a traffic accident. He was injured when his patrol car went out of control and struck railings on an Interstate Highway 10 underpass at Fresno on the afternoon of May 8, 1967. He died on the hospital on May 9, 1967. Deputy Petrogallo, 46, had just reported for duty and was answering a burglary call in Northeast Bexar County when his car skidded on wet pavement during heavy rain. His vehicle struck one overpass railing, then the other, throwing him from the vehicle. He was taken to Methodist Hospital where he died.

Deputy Petrogallo was a native of Hartford, Conn. he resided in Houston, Tx. but then moved to San Antonio and lived here for 11 years. He retired from the United States Air Force after 20 years of service and a Veteran of World War II. Deputy Petrogallo joined the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office in 1963.

Deputy Petrogallo was survived by his wife, Opal Petrogallo, a son, and two brothers. ----source San Antonio Express News and Officer Petrogallo's obituary

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