Texas LEO dies of heart attack
Deputy Sheriff Jose Luis Blancarte was directing traffic at a fire scene and fell ill
Duty Death: Jose Luis Blancarte - [Texas]
End of Service: 08/23/2019
By PoliceOne Staff
KINNEY COUNTY, Texas – A deputy died after suffering a heart attack at the scene of a vehicle fire.
According to ODMP, 47-year-old Deputy Sheriff Jose Luis Blancarte was directing traffic at the fire scene and fell ill.
He became unresponsive as he was transported to a local hospital, where he died Friday.
Blancarte was a 20-year veteran of the Kinney County Sheriff's Office and is survived by his wife and four kids.