Special Deputy Enrico Aquino Garcia Jr.

Photo of Special Deputy Enrico Aquino Garcia Jr.
End of Watch: Sun, Sep 23rd, 2007
Date of Incident: Sun, Sep 23rd, 2007
Cause of Death: Heart Attack
Service Time: 17 years
Age: 44

Survivors

His wife, sons (21, 20, and 75 months), mother, father, step-mother and nine siblings

Incident

Deputy Garcia died of a sudden heart attack while training with Task Force 7 �?? a multi-jurisdictional, multi-disciplinary response team involving resources -- law enforcement, fire/rescue, hazardous materials, health Depts, EMS, etc. -- from eight Indiana counties.

Deputy Garcia was a Hazardous Materials Specialist, WMD and Counter-Terrorism Responder of the Indiana Dept of Homeland Security �?? Fire and Building Safety Division. He was a Special Deputy with the Vigo County Sheriff's Department and was representing that agency on the Task Force. He was also a member of the Putnam County and Sullivan County Sheriff�??s Departments as well as a Deputy Marshal in the town of Roachdale, Indiana. He had been an Adjunct Instructor at Indiana State University and Indiana Vocational Technical College and previously served for seven years as a Firefighter/EMT with the Terre Haute Fire Dept.

Agency

Vigo County Sheriff's Department Patch
201 Cherry Street
Terre Haute, Indiana 47807
(812) 462-3226

Tributes

There are 25 tributes for Special Deputy Enrico Aquino Garcia Jr.

Special Deputy Enrico Aquino Garcia Jr.
Left by Murrel French on Tuesday, September 25th, 2007

Enrico was by far and away the most dedicated individual I have ever had the privilege to work with, and more importantly to call my friend. Enrico was always the first to offer help to those in need. He was a devoted husband and father, and gave of himself 100% without any desire for recognition or reward. He truly is the definition of "Sheepdog" always watching and waiting to help his flock in times of peril. He was loved by all and will be missed.