|Death: ||May 23, 1936|
Joseph Trapolino was a Sheriff's Deputy for the Harris County Police Department in the area of Houston, Texas. He served 18 years for the Police Force. He died in the line of duty at age 41. Deputy Trapolino and another Deputy was attempting to serve a Lunacy Warrant. When the Deputies arrived at the home in question, they encountered the subject with a shotgun. Deputy Trapolino tried to persuade the man to put the gun down, that they were only taking him to the doctor. The unruly suspect continued threatening them as they walked down the driveway towards him. The Deputies drew their weapons and took cover. The suspect shot Deputy Trapolino in the back, he was arrested a short time later.
Created by: Bonnie Fortney- Wichita,...
Record added: Apr 13, 2006
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