(Wednesday-April 25, 2018) On April 24, 2018 Officers from the Dallas, Tx Police Department responded to a call at a Home Depot store located on Forest Central Dr. and Hwy 75.
“An off-duty officer working overtime at the store and the store's loss prevention officer had detained a subject who attempted to shoplift in the store. During the investigation, it was determined the man had an outstanding felony warrant and the off-duty officer requested additional units. Officer Santander and another officer arrived at the store and remained with the subject in the loss prevention office as the off-duty officer confirmed the warrant.”
After the warrant was confirmed, Officer Rogelio Santander and Officer Crystal Almeida attempted to place the man in custody, when he drew a handgun from his pocket and opened fire, critically wounding both assisting offers and a Home Depot loss prevention officer.
Both of the wounded Police Officers and the loss prevention officer were transported to Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, where Officer Rogelio Santander later succumbed to his wounds.
The missions of Guns & Hoses Foundation of North Texas is to show our respect and gratitude for police and fire fighters lost in the line of duty. We are dedicated to provide monetary support for the families of fallen police and fire fighters in the hour of need.
The Guns & Hoses Foundation of North Texas has officially opened the Benevolence Fund to help assist the family of fallen Police Officer Rogelio Santander. These men and women have shown a great deal of strength in their lives and in our communities. The bottom line is, we can’t do it without your help.