Third Odessa Officer Injured In SWAT Stand Off Dies - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

9/12/07

Third Odessa Officer Injured In SWAT Stand Off Dies

Lubbock Police are expressing their condolences as the third Odessa Police officer injured in a SWAT standoff dies. Corporal Abel Marquez died at University Medical Center in Lubbock just after 3 p.m. Wednesday afternoon. His death came within hours of funerals for his fellow officers Arlie Jones and John Scott Gardner.

For the past four days, Lubbock Authorities, city leaders, along with Odessa officers, friend and family have been at the hospital, hoping for the best. But Wednesday, on a day when several of those people were in Odessa for funerals, Corporal Abel Marquez died here at UMC. He and his two brothers made an agreement, that if one of them should be killed in the line of duty, life support would be removed and their organs donated.

Marquez was brought in Saturday after he suffered a shotgun blast to the face during a standoff in Odessa. A woman had called police, saying her husband had hit her. When officers arrived, Larry White allegedly opened fire, hitting several officers.

Odessa officers, Corporals Arlie Jones and Scott Gardner were shot and killed. Wednesday, services for each of those men were held separately in Odessa. The Lubbock Police Department provided eleven motorcycle officers to serve as escorts for the funerals, which drew law enforcement from across the state.

The suspect, Larry White, is in custody charged with two counts of capital murder and three counts of attempted murder, but of course, Marquez's death could lead to another capital murder charge.

A fund is now in place to help the families of the Odessa officers with their expenses. Go to any Lubbock National Bank Branch to donate.

Members of the Lubbock Law enforcement including Chief Claude Jones were in Odessa for those funerals Wednesday afternoon, but do tell us they are grieving along with the Odessa community.

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