Monday, May 24, 2010
Officer Fabian D. Dominguez
Officer Fabian Dale Dominguez
San Antonio Police Department, TX
Born: September 6, 1965
Cause of Death: Gunfire
End of Watch: Sunday, January 15, 1995
Date of Incident: Sunday, January 15, 1995
Badge Number: 399
Tour of Duty: 2 yr
Suspect Info: Sentenced to death, executed on January 17, 2007
Weapon Used: Gun; Unknown type
Buried: Mission Park North
Location of Name on National and Texas Monuments
NLEOMF: P17 - W20
TPOM: 07, C, 11
Officer Dominguez was shot and killed while investigating a burglary in his neighborhood. As Officer Dominguez was returning home from work he noticed a suspicious vehicle a few blocks from his home. As he was approaching the vehicle with his weapon drawn he ordered the driver to turn off the car and give him the keys. As he reached in to get the keys the suspect smacked his gun away and shot him at the same time, causing him to drop his weapon inside the vehicle. The suspect then exited the vehicle and retrieved Officer Dominguez's weapon and shot him several more times, then fled the scene. The suspect was later captured with Officer Dominguez's weapon in his possession.
The suspect who shot Officer Dominguez was sentenced to death and executed on January 17, 2007. One of the other two suspects was sentenced to life. The third suspect was sentenced to 25 years in prison for engaging in organized crime.
Officer Dominguez had been with the agency for two years and was survived by his wife and twin daughters.
In 1996 the Bexar County State Jail facility was renamed to the Fabian Dominguez Unit in honor of Officer Dominguez. ----source San Antonio Express News and TDCJ website