The Boston Police Department offers our deepest condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Lieutenant Milton Resendez of the San Benito Police Department in Texas. Who was shot and killed in the line of duty on Tuesday October 17, 2023 during a police pursuit of a suspect.
Lieutenant Milton Resendez was shot and killed during a police pursuit at the 1100 block of North Sam Houston Boulevard in San Benito.
At 10:58 p.m., the San Benito Police Department was notified that a fleeing vehicle being pursued by the Texas Department of Public Safety was entering their jurisdiction. Lieutenant Resendez was traveling north on North Sam Houston Boulevard when the fleeing vehicle approached from the southbound lanes. The subjects fired at his patrol vehicle with one of the rounds hitting the front of his vehicle and the second hitting the drivers side door, Lieutenant Resendez was struck in the abdomen below his vest. He was transported to Valley Baptist Hospital where he succumbed to his wounds. The two suspects involved were arrested and charged.
Lieutenant Resendez had served with the San Benito Police Department for 27 years and previously served with the Brownsville Police Department and Palm Valley Police Department.